• Short Summary

    ALGERIAN TROOPS HAVE BEEN FIGHTING MOROCCAN UNITS IN THE BORDER REGION, SOUTH-WEST OF COLOMB-BECHAR.REPORTS FROM?

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    ALGERIAN TROOPS HAVE BEEN FIGHTING MOROCCAN UNITS IN THE BORDER REGION, SOUTH-WEST OF COLOMB-BECHAR.REPORTS FROM THE AREA SAID THAT THE MOROCCANS HAD CAPTURED THEIR APPARENT OBJECTIVE OF TINJOUB, THE STRATEGIC FRONTIER OUTPOST.BUT THIS REPORT HAS BEEN DENIED BY THE ALGERIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENCE.ANOTHER NEWSPAPER REPORT SAID 500 ALGERIANS TROOPS WERE HOLDING GROUND AGAINST REPEATED ATTACKS BY AN ESTIMATED 10,000 MOROCCANS...CASUALTIES ON THE ALGERIAN SIDE ARE 4 DEAD, 3 WOUNDED AND 28 CAPTURED.

    CEASEFIRE TALKS BETWEEN ALGERIAN AND MOROCCAN DELEGATIONS ENDED IN DEADLOCK IN MARRAKESH, MOROCCO, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).MOHAMMED YAZID LED THE ALGERIANS IN THE UNSUCCESSFUL MISSION.AS HE LEFT MARRAKESH HE SAID: "I DO NOT KNOW WHEN WE WILL BE BACK, OR IF WE WILL BE BACK." ON ARRIVAL IN ALGIERS M.YAZID EXPANDED: "WE HAVE NOT YET REACHED THE CONDITIONS FOR A SETTLEMENT."ACCORDING TO THE MOROCCANS, THERE WAS NO "BREAKDOWN", AND THAT THE ALGERIANS HAD GONE BACK TO REPORT TO PRESIDENT BEN BELLA.

    AT COLOMB BECHAR, ALGERIAN TROOPS HAVE BEEN PREPARING FOR THE FIGHTING.AT THIS STRATEGIC BASE, AMMUNITION AND SUPPLIES HAVE BEEN LOADED ABOARD LORRIES TAKING THEM TO THE FRONTIER.INSIDE THE ARMED CAMP.THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ALGERIAN FORCES, COL.HOUARI BOUMETIENNE, HAS BEEN CHECKING ALL PREPARATIONS FOR THE FIGHTING.

    NO IMPARTIAL OBSERVERS HAVE BEEN ALLOWED INTO THE SO-CALLED BATTLE ZONE TO GAUGE THE EXTENT OF THE FIGHTING.THERE HAVE BEEN TROOP MOVEMENTS UP TO THE DISPUTED FRONTIER LINE: SOLDIERS DRESSED IN COMBAT CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT HAVE BEEN MOVED IN LONG CONVOYS OF LORRIES THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS.

    ORDERS HAVE BEEN SENT FROM ALGIERS TO THE COLOMB-BECHAR HEADQUARTERS STATING THAT ONLY TRAINED AND QUALIFIED SOLDIERS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE BATTLE AREA.ON THURSDAY THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS ANSWERED PRESIDENT BEN BELLA'S APPEAL FOR GENERAL MOBILIZATION.

    THE DISPUTE BETWEEN MOROCCO AN ALGERIA CENTRE OVER LARGE AREAS OF THE SAHARA CONTAINING CONSIDERABLE MINERAL WEALTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5TE25YBBQR8LSJPYYVNNRWX9M
    Media URN:
    VLVA5TE25YBBQR8LSJPYYVNNRWX9M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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