• Short Summary

    SEVERE DAMAGE IS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN INFLICTED ON FRIDAY DURING A HEAVY EXCHANGE OF FIRE BETWEEN ISRAELI AND JORDANIAN FORCES ACROSS THE BORDER.

  • Description

    SEVERE DAMAGE IS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN INFLICTED ON FRIDAY DURING A HEAVY EXCHANGE OF FIRE BETWEEN ISRAELI AND JORDANIAN FORCES ACROSS THE BORDER.

    JORDANIAN OFFICIALS SAID 13 VILLAGES HAD BEEN BOMBED AND STRAFED BY ISRAELI AIRCRAFT. JORDAN CLAIMED TO HAVE SHOT DOWN SEVEN ISRAELI AIRCRAFT DURING THE FIGHTING.

    THE FIGHTING IS REPORTED TO HAVE GONE ON ALONG FIFTY KILOMETRES (30 MILES) OF THE BORDER. THE FIGHTING WENT ON FOR ABOUT SIX HOURS.

    A REUTER CORRESPONDENT WHO TOURED THE DAMAGED VILLAGES SAID THAT WOMEN AND CHILDREN HAD BEEN EVACUATED, AND TRENCHES HAD BEEN DUG BY THE REMAINING MEN FOR DEFENCE.

    THE WORST HIT VILLAGE WAS NORTHERN SHOUNEH. ONLY A FEW HUNDRED OF THE TOWN'S POPULATION OF 17-THOUSAND REMAIN AFTER THE FIGHTING, AND A LARGE PART OF THE TOWN IS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN RAZED BY BOMBING AND ARTILLERY FIRE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABT607KCIMY2F5HZUQQJFK43EY
    Media URN:
    VLVABT607KCIMY2F5HZUQQJFK43EY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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