• Short Summary

    The Somali-held town of Jijiga has recently been the scene of the biggest battle so far in the war in Eastern Ethiopia.

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    The Somali-held town of Jijiga has recently been the scene of the biggest battle so far in the war in Eastern Ethiopia.

    SYNOPSIS: According to Mogadishu radio, seven civilians were killed and twenty seriously injured when Ethiopian jets bombed the hospital at Jijiga. The radio said the raid took place in broad daylight last Tuesday (4 October) while a group of foreign journalists was visiting the town. A British journalist, who was on the scene, said the target was undoubtedly the hospital. He said a 250-pound bomb crashed into houses near the hospital and four-inch rockets thundered through the walls of several hospital wards. He described how men, women and children ran screaming as the Ethiopian aircraft passed overhead time and time again. A few days earlier, the Western Somalia Liberation Front claimed that it was in control of a quarter of Ethiopia, including the town of Jijiga. Duran Ahmed, a member of the Front's Central Committee, described the Ethiopian air attack on the town.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACVQ0QDSWSAGJXLWYNXD3PP4GG
    Media URN:
    VLVACVQ0QDSWSAGJXLWYNXD3PP4GG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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