• Short Summary

    A UNITED NATIONS OBSERVER POST WAS DESTROYED BY GUNFIRE, "PROBABLY EGYPTIAN," YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) ACCORDING TO THE CHIEF UN REPRESENTATIVE IN THE AREA, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL ODD BULL.

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    A UNITED NATIONS OBSERVER POST WAS DESTROYED BY GUNFIRE, "PROBABLY EGYPTIAN," YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) ACCORDING TO THE CHIEF UN REPRESENTATIVE IN THE AREA, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL ODD BULL. GENERAL BULL SAID THE EGYPTIANS HAD COMPLAINED THAT ISRAELI GUNS WERE FIRING FROM BEHIND IT.

    DAMAGE WAS ALSO CAUSED TO THE UN CONTROL CENTRE IN EL KANTARA, A MAJOR CANAL-SIDE TOWN. THE CONTROL CENTRE WAS HIT FIVE TIMES IN ITS SOUTHERN AND WESTERN WALLS. ALL THE SHELLS APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN FIRED FROM A LOW-TRAJECTORY GUN, PROBABLY AN ANTI-TANK WEAPON.

    THERE HAS BEEN HEAVY GUNFIRE ALONG THE CANAL FOR MORE THAN A WEEK. EACH SIDE CLAIMS THAT THE OTHER BEGAN FIRING.

    EARLIER YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) GENERAL BULL, IN A DESPATCH TO THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL, U THANT, SAID THAT 13 UN POSTS REPORTED THAT THE EGYPTIANS FIRED FIRST, WHILE ONLY 4 UN OBSERVER TEAMS HAD BLAMED THE ISRAELIS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABV52OCFZUVA3DJ4HN9KE8EQJL
    Media URN:
    VLVABV52OCFZUVA3DJ4HN9KE8EQJL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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