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.
GV PAN Jordanian tanks moving forward (2 shots)
SV Jordanian armoured car along road
SV Jordanians prepare camouflage netting (2 shots)
LV PAN Armoured cars and tanks firing
CU Gun being prepared
SV Light tanks firing
SV Officer deploying vehicles
LV Another Jordanian vehicle firing
GV (Different location) Israeli armour firing smoke rising
SV (Commentary) 160mm mortar fired by Israelis (4 shots)
SV (Commentary) Israelis using Syrian concrete bunker
SV and CU (Commentary) Israelis relaxing in bunker
SV (Nat SOF) Israelis singing and dancing in bunker (3 shots)
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Background: 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.
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