• Short Summary

    REPORTS FROM DAMASCUS IN SYRIA CONTINUE CONFUSED AFTER WEDNESDAY'S COUP IN WHICH PRESIDENT AMIN AL-HAFEZ AND HIS PRIME MINISTER, MR.

  • Description

    REPORTS FROM DAMASCUS IN SYRIA CONTINUE CONFUSED AFTER WEDNESDAY'S COUP IN WHICH PRESIDENT AMIN AL-HAFEZ AND HIS PRIME MINISTER, MR. BITAR WERE DEPOSED. THE BORDER BETWEEN SYRIA AND LEBANON REMAINS CLOSED - AS IT HAS BEEN SINCE THE COUP - AND LONG LINES OF VEHICLES HAVE FORMED ON THE LEBANON SIDE WAITING FOR THE ROAD TO BE RE-OPENED.

    AS THE HOURS PASSED MANY OF THE DRIVERS LEFT THE CABS OF THEIR LORRIES TO REST IN THE SHADE. SOME WENT TO SLEEP LYING IN THE MIDDLE OF WHAT IS USUALLY A COMPARATIVELY BUSY HIGHWAY.

    AMONG THE MANY PEOPLE TRYING TO GET INTO SYRIA ARE A LARGE GROUP OF FOREIGN NEWSMEN - EACH HOPING TO SEND BACK AN EXCLUSIVE STORY OF THE SYRIA COUP TO HIS AGENCY OR NEWSPAPER. FROM TIME TO TIME ONE APPROACHES TO GUARD ON DUTY AND ASKS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF GETTING TO DAMASCUS. THE GROUP, POLITELY BUT FIRMLY, TELLS HIM HAS ORDERS NOT TO LET ANYONE IN OR OUT.

    SOME VEHICLES ARE MOVING THROUGH. THESE ARE HEAVILY-LADEN LORRIES CARRYING CARGOES OF PERISHABLE FOODSTUFFS - SUCH AS BANANAS WHICH ARE CROSSING SYRIA ON THEIR WAY TO IRAN. A LONG DELAY OF CARGOES LIKE THESE COULD MEAN THAT THE LOAD WAS RUINED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6F6XWE4HSGMIG5WP9O7GFJMNV
    Media URN:
    VLVA6F6XWE4HSGMIG5WP9O7GFJMNV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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