• Short Summary

    Syria's ambassador to the United Nations told the General Assembly on Tuesday (9 October) that five United Nations office staff members were wounded in an Israeli air raid on Damascus, the Syrian capital.

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    Syria's ambassador to the United Nations told the General Assembly on Tuesday (9 October) that five United Nations office staff members were wounded in an Israeli air raid on Damascus, the Syrian capital.

    Ambassador Haissam Kelani said one of them was French, another British, and a third Italian. The other two were Jordanian nationals. He did not identify them, or give their condition.

    Mr. Keline said the wife of the Indian Ambassador to Damascus was also injured.

    He described the air raid as a "vile attack against civilian objectives" and said it proved the cowardliness of the Israelis. The bombarding of civilian objectives, and the killing of civilians in the streets and in their hoses constituted grave violations of international law and denoted the hate of human shark.

    SYNOPSIS: The Israeli air raid was reported to have killed or wounded up to one hundred people. Buildings damaged in the raid included the three-storey Soviet cultural centre, the Doctors' Association building, a hospital and a teachers training institute. Dozens of private homes were also destroyed. The Syrian Ambassador made no mention of a Norwegian United Nations truce observer, his wife and daughter, who were reported killed in the raid.

    The Israeli air raid and a dogfight with Syrian jets over Damascus brought half an hour of terror and confusion to the ancient Syrian capital. The Syrian ambassador said it was impossible to imagine that the civilised world could remain without reaction to what he called, Israel's barbaric actions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7D3IFD0BHNIDK42X2IO4I2TBS
    Media URN:
    VLVA7D3IFD0BHNIDK42X2IO4I2TBS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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