• Short Summary

    FOUR MEN, ALLEGED BY JORDANIAN AUTHORITIES TO BE CONFESSED SYRIAN SABOTUERS, ARE BEING DETAINED IN IRBID, IN NORTHERN JORDAN.

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    THREE OF FOUR MEN; ARMS.




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    Background: FOUR MEN, ALLEGED BY JORDANIAN AUTHORITIES TO BE CONFESSED SYRIAN SABOTUERS, ARE BEING DETAINED IN IRBID, IN NORTHERN JORDAN.

    THE MEN WERE ARRESTED AFTER A GUN BATTLE LAST WEEK WITH JORDANIAN FORCES. ONE WAS SERIOUSLY WOUNDED.

    JORDANIAN OFFICIALS SAID THE MEN HAD A QUANTITY OF ARMS AND EXPLOSIVES IN THEIR POSSESSION WHEN ARRESTED. IT IS ALLEGED THEY ENTERED JORDAN FROM SYRIA ON 28 NOVEMBER WITH NINE OTHER MEN.

    THEIR MISSION, ACCORDING TO JORDANIAN AUTHORITIES, WAS TO DESTROY BRIDGES, POWER HOUSES AND WATER STORAGE TANKS.

    IN A RECORDING, SAID TO BE A CONFESSION BY THE FOUR MEN, ONE SAID THEY HAD RECEIVED THEIR ORDERS FROM A SYRIAN LIEUTENANT COLONEL. THE MAN SAID HE WAS ONE OF 250 MEN WHO HAD UNDERGONE THREE MONTHS TRAINING IN SYRIAN MILITARY CAMPS.

    ANOTHER OF THE MEN IN THE RECORDING SAID THE MEMBERS OF THE TEAM WERE TO RECEIVE A TOTAL OF 150 SYRIAN POUNDS (GBP13 STERLING) FOR THEIR WORK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA82LRHHBPQKU9GB3VTY6PSFCH9
    Media URN:
    VLVA82LRHHBPQKU9GB3VTY6PSFCH9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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