• Short Summary

    The Jerash area of Jordan is reported quiet following the latest flare-ups between government troops and Palestinian commandos.

  • Description

    The Jerash area of Jordan is reported quiet following the latest flare-ups between government troops and Palestinian commandos. But before the commandos left the area they blew up Al-Zerqa old Bridge in Dibbeen Forests, which connects the roads on either side of deep wadi. The clashes resulted from an attempt by government troops to shift commandos from populated to uninhabited areas.

    SYNOPSIS: Palestinian commandos clashed with government troops in Jordan again last week....this bridge in Jerash was blown up by the commandos as they vacated the area. the clashes followed an attempt by the Jordanian government to move the commandos from populate areas to uninhabited parts of the country.

    The Al-Zerqa Old Bridge connected two roads on either side of a deep wadi....now its lying in ruins. But the clashes are reported to have ended and the area is quiet again. An estimated three brigades of commandos and regulars of the Palestine Liberation Army forces are stationed in nearby Syria. So far the Syrians have succeeded in keeping them out of the Jordanian flare-up. And a temporary bridge assures communications across the wadi.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAODMJ14D92ML8UUZGACKK1PZ7
    Media URN:
    VLVAAODMJ14D92ML8UUZGACKK1PZ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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