• Short Summary

    An uneasy truce has settled over the Jordanian capital of Amman following two days of fighting between Palestine commandos and Jordanian security forces.

  • Description

    An uneasy truce has settled over the Jordanian capital of Amman following two days of fighting between Palestine commandos and Jordanian security forces. The fighting broke out at dawn on Thursday (February the 11th) when troops moved in to the Jebel Hamlan area of southern Amman. According to an official spokesman The troops went in to arrest armed men who had been firing on a police post there.

    On Saturday (February the 13th) the city was reported to be relatively calm. A cease-fire was arranged on Friday night (February the 12th) but later in the night there were sounds of heavy firing in the southern part of the city.

    An Interior Ministry spokesman announced on Saturday that three policemen had been killed and six wounded in the fighting. There was no mention of guerrilla casualties.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7JUNQ56PCZTWG8I76P9YYL78Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA7JUNQ56PCZTWG8I76P9YYL78Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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