• Short Summary

    AS THE DUST SETTLED OVER FRIDAY'S BATTLE BETWEEN SYRIAN AND ISRAEL FORCES PEOPLE ON THE ISRAELI SIDE OF THE BORDER BEGAN COUNTING THE COST.

  • Description

    AS THE DUST SETTLED OVER FRIDAY'S BATTLE BETWEEN SYRIAN AND ISRAEL FORCES PEOPLE ON THE ISRAELI SIDE OF THE BORDER BEGAN COUNTING THE COST. AND IN SYRIA, THE INFORMATION MINISTER THREATENED THAT THE CLASH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY MORE SEVERE BATTLES.

    THE BATTLE STARTED AFTER AN ISRAELI TRACTOR HAD BEEN MACHINE GUNNED. AN AIR BATTLE QUICKLY DEVELOPED FROM THIS IN WHICH BOTH SIDES CLAIMED TO HAVE SHOT DOWN SEVERAL AIRCRAFT.

    ISRAEL CLAIMS TO HAVE SHOT DOWN SIX MIG-21 FIGHTERS AND TO HAVE LOST NO AIRCRAFT ITSELF. SYRIA ADMITS LOSING FOUR AIRCRAFT, BUT SAYS IT SHOT DOWN FIVE ISRAELI AIRCRAFT AND KILLED AT LEAST 70 ISRAELIS FOR THE LOSS OF FIVE SYRIAN DEAD.

    ARAB OBSERVERS BELIEVE THAT THE CLASH -- ONE OF THE BIGGEST SINCE THE 1948 ARAB-ISRAELI WAR -- COULD MARK THE START OF A NEW PERIOD OF ACTIVE CONFRONTATION IN ISRAELI-SYRIAN RELATIONS.

    AFTER THE CLASH, MR LEVI ESHKOL, PRIME MINISTER AND DEFENCE MINISTER OF ISRAEL, VISITED THE SCENE OF THE BATTLE ALSO ON THE SPOT WERE SEVERAL UNITED NATIONS OFFICERS WHO ARRIVED TO START AN INVESTIGATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADNDB82KE9ZQHURVQGLCRWEQKQ
    Media URN:
    VLVADNDB82KE9ZQHURVQGLCRWEQKQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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