• Short Summary

    At least twenty two more people were killed on Friday (31 October) as heavy fighting erupted again in Beirut despite a ceasefire declared two days ago.

  • Description

    At least twenty two more people were killed on Friday (31 October) as heavy fighting erupted again in Beirut despite a ceasefire declared two days ago.

    Two armoured cars of the Lebanese security forces were destroyed in a battle between left and right-wing gunmen in the city's southern suburbs. Security forces said the worst fighting was in the area where the predominately Christian Ain Al-Rummaneh district merged into the mainly Moslem Shiyah sector.

    They said it appeared left-wing gunmen were trying to force their way into ain Al-Rummaneh. As the evening wore on heavy explosions could be heard near the centre of the city which had enjoyed a day of comparative peace under the latest ceasefire - the tenth in six weeks.

    With tension mounting Prime Minister Rashid Karami broadcast over the state-run radio to announce yet another ceasefire - to come into effect at 9.30 Friday night (31 October).

    He said all parties to the fighting, which has now claimed more than a thousand lives since the end of August, had given their word of honour to abide by the ceasefire.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7D6JG2RWMLO1N580NU8F3ONXT
    Media URN:
    VLVA7D6JG2RWMLO1N580NU8F3ONXT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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