• Short Summary

    BRIGADIER GENERAL MUSTAPHA KAMIL OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC HAS SAID IN A FILM INTERVIEW THAT EGYPTIAN MISSILES WERE FIRED AT THE ISRAELI DESTROYER ELATH BECAUSE THE ISRAELI SHIP WAS IN UAR WATERS.

  • Description

    BRIGADIER GENERAL MUSTAPHA KAMIL OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC HAS SAID IN A FILM INTERVIEW THAT EGYPTIAN MISSILES WERE FIRED AT THE ISRAELI DESTROYER ELATH BECAUSE THE ISRAELI SHIP WAS IN UAR WATERS. GENERAL KAMIL BRIEFLY DESCRIBED THE MISSILE ATTACK AND THE SINKING OF THE SHIP.

    GENERAL KAMIL SAID THE ISRAELI VESSEL WAS WANDERING ALL OVER; THAT IT WAS 13 TO 18 MILES OFF SHOES. HE ALSO SAID THAT HIS MEN TRACKED IT ALL MORNING AND THAT WHEN THE ELATH ENTERED UAR TERRITORIAL WATERS, THE COMMANDER OF THE EGYPTIAN MISSILES BASE HELD FIRE UNTIL CHECKING WITH HIGHER AUTHORITY..AND THEN SHOT AT IT. HE CLAIMED THE ELATH SANK IMMEDIATELY.

    ASKED IF U.N. OBSERVERS WOULD BE ALLOWED TO INSPECT THE SUNKEN SHIP TO VALIDATE EGYPT'S CLAIM, GENERAL KAMIL SAID SUCH AN INSPECTION WOULD PROVE THAT THE ELATH WAS IN EGYPTIAN TERRITORIAL WATERS. BUT THE GENERAL SAID HE DID NOT KNOW WHETHER HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD, IN FACT, ALLOW THE UN TO SEND AN INSPECTION TEAM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADX51XFVUTF2G2MQ1065Q38OPS
    Media URN:
    VLVADX51XFVUTF2G2MQ1065Q38OPS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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