• Short Summary

    THE FAMILIES OF BRITISH SERVICEMEN IN ADEN ARE BEING EVACUATED FOLLOWING THREATS OF REVENGE BY ARAB EXTREMIST ORGANISATION FOR THE DEATHS OF SEVEN ARAB CHILDREN, KILLED WHEN THE SCHOOL BUS WAS WRECKED BY A MINE ON SUNDAY.

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    THE FAMILIES OF BRITISH SERVICEMEN IN ADEN ARE BEING EVACUATED FOLLOWING THREATS OF REVENGE BY ARAB EXTREMIST ORGANISATION FOR THE DEATHS OF SEVEN ARAB CHILDREN, KILLED WHEN THE SCHOOL BUS WAS WRECKED BY A MINE ON SUNDAY.

    THE ORGANISATION FLOSY - FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF OCCUPIED SOUTH YEMEN - HAS BEEN BLAMED FOR THE THREATS AGAINST BRITISH SERVICEMEN'S FAMILIES. THE THREATS HAVE BEEN CONTAINED IN LEAFLETS DISTRIBUTED IN ADEN.

    THERE HAS BEEN A RENEWED ATMOSPHERE OF TENSION IN ADEN SINCE THE KILLING OF THE ARAB CHILDREN.

    THE USUAL MASSIVE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE IN FORCE YESTERDAY (MONDAY) WHEN A ONE-DAY STRIKE WAS HELD TO PROTEST AGAINST THE MINE INCIDENT.

    ALTHOUGH THERE WERE NO MAJOR INCIDENTS, TROOPS WERE KEPT BUSY PATROLLING AND DEALING WITH SPORADIC SNIPING.

    AN OFFICIAL PERIOD OF MOURNING LASTING THREE DAYS BEGAN YESTERDAY FOR THE DEAD CHILDREN.

    ALL SERVICE FAMILIES HAVE BEEN WARNED TO STAY INDOORS AND AWAY FROM THE STREETS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF JULY 500 WIVES AND CHILDREN OF BRITISH SERVICE PERSONNEL WILL BE WITHDRAWN FROM ADEN EACH WEEK. IF NECESSARY, ALL 8,000 DEPENDANTS CAN BE EVACUATED IN A WEEK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA583W6Z4U41SNQDZJIG1IUOHQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAA583W6Z4U41SNQDZJIG1IUOHQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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