• Short Summary

    Jordanian troops have suffered casualties but are said to have repelled an Israeli advance in Syria on Wednesday (October 17) - only their second day at the front.

  • Description

    Jordanian troops have suffered casualties but are said to have repelled an Israeli advance in Syria on Wednesday (October 17) - only their second day at the front.

    The same day Jordanian leader King Hussein announced that his troops were heavily engaged in Syria, but as yet there has been no fighting on the Israel-Jordan border. He told a news conference that Israel would never find peace until it gave back all captured Arab territory.

    The Jordanian troops in action are from the 40th Armour Brigade, one of King Hussein's toughest units.

    On the Syrian front the Israelis have advanced past the 1967 cause fire line but they are reported not to have reached Saasaa, 20 miles (32 kms) southwest of the capital, Damascus.

    On Wednesday Syria claimed to have destroyed forty Israeli tanks in the sixth day of the battle for the Damascus road, but there is no sign either side is preparing for a big new offensive.

    Israeli planes carried out new raids on the ports of Latakia and Tartous during the day, killing ten civilians.

    Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Dayan's claim to have crushed the Syrian army is ridiculed in the Arab world.

    Some of this film is accompanied by commentary. It is for guidance only. An alternative commentary is provided overleaf.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADSIR57WT3SVLAKSFZAXLBL6X4
    Media URN:
    VLVADSIR57WT3SVLAKSFZAXLBL6X4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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