On Sunday (25 July), Syria closed its border with Jordan in protest against what it called the liquidation of the Palestinian Resistance Movement, and the shelling of Syrian villages by Jordanian troops.
GV Road and border post.
SV Traffic near border.
CU PAN Lorries waiting near border.
SV Police sitting at border post.
SV Police and customs sitting at table.
SV Picture of Hussein
SV Passport department entrance.
SV Sign Ramtha customs
GV Empty road to border.
Lib. film (1057/69) GV port installations (2 shots)
LV and MV Japanese ship in port (3 shots)
MV Cargo being unloaded
MV Other ships in port (2 shots)
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The footage of the post installation at Aqaba is VISNEWS library film, while the remainder is original shooting.
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Background: On Sunday (25 July), Syria closed its border with Jordan in protest against what it called the liquidation of the Palestinian Resistance Movement, and the shelling of Syrian villages by Jordanian troops. A week ago, Iraq closed her borders and air space to Jordan for the same reason.
With the closure of the Syrian border, Jordan is left with only two land outlets -- to Saudi Arabia across the desert, and to Israel across the River Jordan. Jordan's trade and exports were expected to be affected by the closing of the Syrian border. Port installations at the Gulf of Aqaba remain as Jordan's unaffected trade route.