• Short Summary

    Israeli aircraft made three rocket attacks on a Jordanian army camp north of Irbid on Friday, in what Jordanian authorities claim was a violation of the 90-day ceasefire.

  • Description

    Israeli aircraft made three rocket attacks on a Jordanian army camp north of Irbid on Friday, in what Jordanian authorities claim was a violation of the 90-day ceasefire. Although the camp was almost deserted, one Jordanian officer was killed and one soldier and seven civilians injured.

    Israel claims the raid was carried out against the camp because it is a base used by Palestinian commandoes in their continuing attacks on Israeli border positions.

    Three waves of aircraft made the attack in a 45-minute raid which shattered the army camp and an administration centre nearby. An Israeli communique said the raid was aimed at preventing commandoes carrying out raids against civilian settlements on the border. One such mortar attack was carried out by commandoes the previous day, the Israelis said.

    This activity on the Jordan-Israel border was the first for seven days since the ceasefire became effective. Along other fronts - and particularly the Suez Canal -- the situation has remained quiet since the ceasefire.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD60HHNEBA575GQHT4MGRKVSES
    Media URN:
    VLVAD60HHNEBA575GQHT4MGRKVSES
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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