• Short Summary

    FIGHTING HAS AGAIN FLARED UP IN THE SUEZ CANAL AREA, WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN A SERIES OF ARTILLERY EXCHANGES BETWEEN ISRAELI AND EGYPTIAN POSITIONS.

  • Description

    FIGHTING HAS AGAIN FLARED UP IN THE SUEZ CANAL AREA, WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN A SERIES OF ARTILLERY EXCHANGES BETWEEN ISRAELI AND EGYPTIAN POSITIONS. THE CITY OF ISMAILIA WAS SHELLED ON FRIDAY NIGHT FROM THE ISRAELI SIDE OF THE SUEZ CANAL, AND A NUMBER OF HOUSES WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED.

    ISMAILIA WAS ONLY ONE OF A SERIES OF TRAGETS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE SUEZ CANAL. THERE WAS SHELLING INTERMITTENTLY ALL ALONG THE CANAL FROM SUEZ TO ISMAILIA, AND THE SHELLING DID NOT STOP UNTIL THE EGYPTIANS CLAIMED THEY HAD SILENCED THE ISRAELI POSITIONS. ON SATURDAY THERE WERE AGAIN INCIDENTS IN THE AREA WITH HEAVY ARTILLERY, ROCKETS AND TANK FIRE ALL ALONG THE CANAL, AND SINCE THEN THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN SEVERAL COMMANDO RAIDS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CANAL.

    THE DAMAGE IN ISMAILIA WAS MAINLY TO HOUSES, BUT A MOSQUE AND A FRANCISCAN CHURCH WERE ALSO HIT. NO INDICATION WAS GIVEN BY THE EGYPTIAN AUTHORITIES OF HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE INJURED IN THE SHELLING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9BKNTHO903LCJHY7O9WKULBO1
    Media URN:
    VLVA9BKNTHO903LCJHY7O9WKULBO1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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