• Short Summary

    More than 110 British families left Amman airport on Saturday (13 June) for safety in Beirut in the wake of continuing clashes between Palestinian commandos and the army in the Jordanian Capital.

  • Description

    More than 110 British families left Amman airport on Saturday (13 June) for safety in Beirut in the wake of continuing clashes between Palestinian commandos and the army in the Jordanian Capital. Among the British citizens to leave were some of the hostages held by commandos in an Amman hotel for two days.

    About 70 people of various nationalities had been held as hostages until King Hussein acceded to the guerillas demand that he dismiss his top two military commanders. The commandos had threatened to blow up the hotel unless their demands were met.

    At Amman airport the hostages freed from the hotel and other British families boarded two Red Cross Boeing Jets which were to take them to Beirut. From the Lebanese capital many of the families were to be flown by the Royal Air Force (RAF) to London.

    Meanwhile commando leaders and the Jordanian Government worked to restore calm in Amman after the three days of fighting in which more than 100 people are believed to have been killed. But there were still isolated outbursts of gunfire in the capital on Sunday (14 June).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA90EWP2FN63V56S36M2SNGMRI
    Media URN:
    VLVA90EWP2FN63V56S36M2SNGMRI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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