• Short Summary

    ARAB TROOPS BACKED BY BRITISH FORCES HAVE LAUNCHED AN ALL-OUT ATTACK ON DISSIDENT TRIBESMEN IN RUGGED DESERT COUNTRY NORTH OF ADEN.

  • Description

    ARAB TROOPS BACKED BY BRITISH FORCES HAVE LAUNCHED AN ALL-OUT ATTACK ON DISSIDENT TRIBESMEN IN RUGGED DESERT COUNTRY NORTH OF ADEN. SEVERAL TRIBESMEN HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THE ASSAULT WHICH BEGAN THIS WEEK.

    NEARLY 2,000 MEN OF THE SOUTH ARABIAN FEDERAL ARMY ARE ENGAGED IN THE OPERATION, SUPPORTED BY BRITISH ARTILLERY AND ARMOURED CARS. THE TRIBESMEN ARE REPORTEDLY BACKED BY THE YEMEN REPUBLIC.

    AUTHORITIES IN ADEN PROTECTORATE CLAIM ABOUT 1,000 DISSIDENT TRIBESMEN IN THE AREA ARE STRONGLY ARMED WITH WEAPONS GIVEN TO THEM BY YEMEN WHICH HAD ENCOURAGED THEM TO STIR UP TROUBLE IN FEDERAL TERRITORY AND INTERFERE WITH THE TRADE ROUTE BETWEEN ADEN AND YEMEN.

    FILMED ARE ARAB TROOPS GUARDING A MOUNTAIN PASS IN THE AREA. ALSO SHOWN ARE BRITISH OFFICERS CONFERRING WITH ADEN'S MINISTER OF DEFENCE, SULTAN FADHLE AL-ABDALI, AND SULTAN SALEH AL-AUDHALI, MINISTER OF INTERNAL SECURITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7J6NRZ4N9K0E2VJWQF9Y0DPZA
    Media URN:
    VLVA7J6NRZ4N9K0E2VJWQF9Y0DPZA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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