• Short Summary

    ARAB GUERRILLA GROUPS IN BEIRUT, WHO WERE RECENTLY INVOLVED IN BITTER CLASHES WITH THE LEBANESE ARMY, HELD A GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR NEW RECRUITS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    ARAB GUERRILLA GROUPS IN BEIRUT, WHO WERE RECENTLY INVOLVED IN BITTER CLASHES WITH THE LEBANESE ARMY, HELD A GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR NEW RECRUITS YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

    THE CEREMONY WAS HELD AT THE TEL-EL-ZAATAR REFUGEE CAMP. THE GUERRILLAS, WHO GAVE A DISPLAY OF ARMED AND UNARMED COMBAT BEFORE RECEIVING DIPLOMAS, ARE RECRUITED FROM REFUGEE CAMPS IN THE LEBANON.

    THE LEBANESE GUERRILLAS, IN COMMON WITH GROUPS IN JORDAN, SYRIA, AND IRAQ, ARE DEDICATED TO REGAINING CONTROL OF PALESTINE FROM THE ISRAELIS. AN UNEASY TRUCE HAS BEEN AGREED TO BETWEEN THE LEBANESE ARMY AND THE COMMANDOS AFTER TWO WEEKS OF BITTER FIGHTING OVER THE GUERRILLAS DEMANDS FOR FREE USE OF LEBANESE TERRITORY FOR OPERATIONS AGAINST ISRAEL.

    MANY OF THE GUERRILLAS GRADUATING AT THE CEREMONY YESTERDAY WERE ONLY THEIR TEENS AND SOME OF THEM WERE WOMEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABFWYTL4JPMBO6OIMDZFS5O2UU
    Media URN:
    VLVABFWYTL4JPMBO6OIMDZFS5O2UU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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