• Short Summary

    ISRAELI AND JORDANIAN FORCES YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) FOUGHT FIERCE ARTILLERY DUELS ACROSS THE RIVER JORDAN ALONG A FRONT STRETCHING FOR NEARLY 20 MILES.

  • Description

    ISRAELI AND JORDANIAN FORCES YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) FOUGHT FIERCE ARTILLERY DUELS ACROSS THE RIVER JORDAN ALONG A FRONT STRETCHING FOR NEARLY 20 MILES. THE ISRAELIS HIT 10 JORDANIAN VILLAGES BUT THERE WERE NO CIVILIAN DEATHS IN THE CLASHES WHICH CONTINUED FOR THE THIRD DAY RUNNING.

    ISRAELI MILITARY SOURCES SAID THAT THE DUELS WERE TRIGGERED OFF BY A SERIES OF EARLY MORNING ATTACKS ON ISRAELI PATROLS BY ARAB GUERRILLAS USING MORTARS AND AUTOMATIC WEAPONS.

    ACCORDING TO A JORDANIAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN, THE ISRAELI SHELLING DESTROYED ONE SCHOOL, HIT A MOSQUE AND DAMAGED HOUSES IN TWO VILLAGES. THE ISRAELI LOSSES, HE CLAIMED, INCLUDED THREE SOLDIERS HIT, TWO TANKS DESTROYED AND TWO OTHERS BADLY DAMAGED.

    FIGHTING INTENSIFIED WHEN THE JORDANIAN REGULAR FORCES JOINED THE ARTILLERY AGAINST THE ISRAELI GUN POSITIONS AND TANKS IN A BATTLE THAT LASTED ALL DAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7IR6V3FETY2H4ZKTUC0IVAA4Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA7IR6V3FETY2H4ZKTUC0IVAA4Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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