• Short Summary

    Israeli forces have almost completed their withdrawal from the strategic Giddi and Mitla passes in the Sinai.

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    GV Israeli camp with troop trucks loaded with earth moving equipment
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    SV Israeli equipment into trucks
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    GV Israeli tank carriers tank going along road
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    GV U.N. camp
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    CU Sing soldier
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    CU Sing "U.N. Camp Giddi"
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    GV U.N. jeep along road leaving camp
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    GV Egyptian early warning station PAN TO Truck moving along nearby road
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    SV Egyptian troops
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    GV USA early warning station PAN TO Radio antenna
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    INTERIOR USA station control room
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    GV PAN Israeli early warning station
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Israeli forces have almost completed their withdrawal from the strategic Giddi and Mitla passes in the Sinai.

    The Sinai area from which Israel has withdrawn was occupied by Israeli forces during the 1967 War and represents more than 6,000 square kilometres (2,000 square miles).

    The Sinai area from which Israel has withdraw was occupied by Israeli forces during the 1967 War and represents more than 6,000 square kilometres (2,000 square miles).

    The Israeli forces will withdraw to a new defence line about 40 miles east of the Suez Canal.

    The passes evacuated by the Israelis are the only routes through the mountains of central Sinai accessible to heavy military equipment. Egyptian, United States and United Nations electronic warning stations have taken the places of the Israeli bases.

    The early warning stations are intended to prevent any build up to military force by either Israel or Egypt in the area.

    Israel also has one of the most sophisticated early warning systems in the world at nearby Um Hasheiba.

    More than two hundred American technicians will man the warning stations operated by the United States. the information received by the stations will be passed on to both Israel and Egypt.

    The area evacuated by the Israelis represents the largest area Israeli forces have evacuated under an agreement made with Egypt last September.

    It is hoped that the area will become a buffer zone between Israeli and Egyptian troops.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA61O9AZ59PEQDKX0UJ07GAX7JZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA61O9AZ59PEQDKX0UJ07GAX7JZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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