• Short Summary

    Jordanian troops were on the alert along the long Jordanian Valley border with Israel on Wednesday ( 26 August ).

  • Description

    Jordanian troops were on the alert along the long Jordanian Valley border with Israel on Wednesday ( 26 August ).

    The area was the scene of heavy fighting before the ceasefire and villages in the area lie deserted and shattered. The Jordanian Army is also keeping an intensive watch along the East Ghor Canal -- a waterway that provides irrigation for a substantial area of the country's agriculture. In the past, the irrigation canal has been a target of Israeli attacks and the Jordanians are taking no chances.

    Farmers are allowed into the border area near the Sea of Galilee by day but they know that the region could become a military target again if the Middle-East ceasefire breaks-down.

    In groves of trees and strategic positions units of the Jordanian Army keep their watch. The North Jordan area has been the scene of attacks on Israeli forces by Arab Commandos riding across the border in defiance of the ceasefire.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9XRZCTLNACDD17VE0CTUEJWLB
    Media URN:
    VLVA9XRZCTLNACDD17VE0CTUEJWLB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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