• Short Summary

    Syria's ruling Baath Socialist Party celebrated its 27th anniversary on Sunday (7 April) as Syrian and Israeli forces continued their sporadic clashes on the border between the two countries.

  • Description

    Syria's ruling Baath Socialist Party celebrated its 27th anniversary on Sunday (7 April) as Syrian and Israeli forces continued their sporadic clashes on the border between the two countries.

    Addressing a mass rally in Damascus, Syrian President hafez Al-Assad said his country would continue building up its armed forces until it won a final victory. President Al-Assad also criticised those whom he called "certain Arab brothers" who blamed Syria for its intransigent attitude to israel. A few hours prior to the anniversary rally, Syrian military spokesmen announced that Israeli planes had attacked a position on Mount Hermon for the second successive day.

    Rallies were also held in other Syrian towns and cities to mark the Baath Party's anniversary. The two Damascus newspapers paid tribute to the struggle of the party over the years against imperialism and colonialism.

    The Baath Party has been in office since 1966 in Syria following a violent military coup d'etat.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA65Y4T67NXGAZONIB18QAGXTFY
    Media URN:
    VLVA65Y4T67NXGAZONIB18QAGXTFY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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