• Short Summary

    ISRAELI ARMOURED VEHICLES, PRECEDED BY STRAFING AND ROCKETING AIRCRAFT, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) STAGED THEIR LONGEST RAID ON JORDAN SINCE THE END OF THE 1967 MIDDLE EAST WAR.

  • Description

    ISRAELI ARMOURED VEHICLES, PRECEDED BY STRAFING AND ROCKETING AIRCRAFT, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) STAGED THEIR LONGEST RAID ON JORDAN SINCE THE END OF THE 1967 MIDDLE EAST WAR. AN ISRAELI MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAID THE RAID WAS STAGED IN RETALIATION FOR 25 ALLEGED GUERILLA INCIDENTS OVER THE PAST MONTH.

    THE RAID LASTED 17 HOURS. THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT FIVE ARAB GUERILLAS WERE KILLED DURING A BRIEF CLASH WHILE THE ARMOURED FORCE WAS ON ITS WAY ACROSS ISRAEL TO THE JORDANIAN BORDER. THE FORCE ENTER JORDAN SOUTH OF THE DEAD SEA.

    FOCUS OF THE GROUND RAID WAS THE SAFI AREA OF SOUTHERN JORDAN WHICH THE SPOKESMAN SAID HAD RECENTLY BECOME A BASE FOR GUERILLA ACTIVITY. THE FORCE FOUND THE BASE DESERTED BUT CONDUCTED SEARCHES THROUGHOUT THE AREA BEFORE WITHDRAWING.

    THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE FORCE RETURNED TO ITS BASE WITHOUT INCIDENT. A CAPTURED JEEP AND RECOILLESS GUN WERE BROUGHT BACK. THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT THERE WERE NO INJURIES TO THE RAIDING PARTY AND NO DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLES.

    A JORDANIAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE LAND FORCE HAD BEEN DRIVEN BACK BY JORDANIAN TROOPS, WHO HAD LOST ONE OFFICER KILLED AND NINE WOUNDED IN THE FIGHTING. THE PALESTINE MILITARY COMMAND IN THE AREA SAID THAT SIX COMMANDOS HAD BEEN KILLED AND FOUR WOUNDED IN THE BATTLE. A SPOKESMAN SAID AL FATAH MEN AND SAUDI ARABIAN TROOPS HAD REPELLED THE MECHANISED ATTACK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAQARMQ9PRGQVFT39KFXDDFOB7
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQARMQ9PRGQVFT39KFXDDFOB7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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