• Short Summary

    SPORADIC RIFLE AND MACHINE GUN FIRE ECHOED THROUGH THE STREETS OF BAGHDAD AGAIN EARLY TODAY (SATURDAY) AS THE ARMY AND POLICE HUNTED DOWN LEADING FIGURES OF THE KASSEM REGIME AND CORDONED STREETS OFF IN THEIR SEARCH FOR COMMUNISTS.

  • Description

    SPORADIC RIFLE AND MACHINE GUN FIRE ECHOED THROUGH THE STREETS OF BAGHDAD AGAIN EARLY TODAY (SATURDAY) AS THE ARMY AND POLICE HUNTED DOWN LEADING FIGURES OF THE KASSEM REGIME AND CORDONED STREETS OFF IN THEIR SEARCH FOR COMMUNISTS.

    BUT IN THE STREETS OF THE CITY YESTERDAY THERE WERE FEW SIGNS OF THE REVOLT, EVEN IN THE POOR QUARTERS WHERE THERE WERE SOME SKIRMISHES EARLIER BETWEEN GOVERNMENT FORCES AND COMMUNIST SYMPATHISERS.

    STUDENT VOLUNTEERS FROM BAGHDAD UNIVERSITY HAVE BEEN GIVEN ARMS TO HELP POLICE AND THE ARMY KEEP ORDER. EVERY CAR ENTERING THE AREA IS CHECKED.

    THE ARMY - WHICH APPEARS TO BE IN FIRM CONTROL -- IS REPORTED TO HAVE ROUNDED UP 800 KNOWN OPPONENTS OF THE NEW REGIME AND IN ONE CLASH TWENTY EIGHT PEOPLE WERE SAID TO HAVE BEEN KILLED. AT ONE HOME, SOLDIERS STAND ON GUARD WAITING FOR A SUSPECT TO RETURN.

    HOWEVER, THE TANKS ARE NOW DISAPPEARING FROM THE STREETS, THE CURFEW IS BEING GRADUALLY RELAXED, AND NEARLY ALL SHOPS ARE OPEN AGAIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD2R6TWN8JP5XA62W1DGTVB9TE
    Media URN:
    VLVAD2R6TWN8JP5XA62W1DGTVB9TE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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