• Short Summary

    SOME 29 PEOPLE HAD BEEN KILLED AND 100 INJURED IN THE CLASHES BETWEEN LOYAL GOVERNMENT FORCES AND A PALESTINIAN GUERILLA GROUP, KING HUSSEIN TOLD NEWSMEN AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE BASMAN PALACE IN AMMAN YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description


    KING HUSSEIN AT PRESS CONFERENCE.




    Initials RM/VS/BOB/OS



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    Background: SOME 29 PEOPLE HAD BEEN KILLED AND 100 INJURED IN THE CLASHES BETWEEN LOYAL GOVERNMENT FORCES AND A PALESTINIAN GUERILLA GROUP, KING HUSSEIN TOLD NEWSMEN AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE BASMAN PALACE IN AMMAN YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). THE ACTION WAS SPARKED OFF ON MONDAY WHEN AN ARMED BAND ATTACKED AN ARMY JEEP CONTAINING AN OFFICER AND TWO SOLDIERS.

    THE FIGHTING CONTINUED IN AMMAN UNTIL TUESDAY EVENING, WHEN THE GOVERNMENT LIFTED THE CURFEW IT HAD IMPOSED. KING HUSSEIN TOLD NEWSMEN YESTERDAY THAT THE ATTACKERS HAD FORCED CIVILIANS, INCLUDING WOMEN, TO WALK AHEAD OF THEM AT GUNPOINT WHEN THEY FIRED ON THE SECURITY FORCES. OF THOSE KILLED IN THE FIGHTING 24 OF THE DEAD AND 89 OF THE WOUNDED WERE CIVILIANS.

    KING HUSSEIN SAID THERE WAS A STRONG CHANCE THE ATTACKERS WERE ACTING ON A PLAN NOT ORIGINATING IN ANY ARAB STATE BUT IN ISRAEL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6IF3VL12KEI3G8UPQN8YQOUIK
    Media URN:
    VLVA6IF3VL12KEI3G8UPQN8YQOUIK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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