• Short Summary

    PALESTINIAN LEADER YASSER ARAFAT WAS PRESENT ON SATURDAY (6 DECEMBER) AT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY AND MILITARY DEMONSTRATION OF A NEW KADISEYEH BATTALION OF THE PALESTINIAN LIBERATION ARMY (PLA) IN NORTHERN JORDAN.

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    PALESTINIAN LEADER YASSER ARAFAT WAS PRESENT ON SATURDAY (6 DECEMBER) AT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY AND MILITARY DEMONSTRATION OF A NEW KADISEYEH BATTALION OF THE PALESTINIAN LIBERATION ARMY (PLA) IN NORTHERN JORDAN. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE COMMANDER OF THE IRAQI FORCES IN JORDAN. BRIGADIER HASSAN AL NAKIB, AND BY PLA COMMANDER BRIGADIER ABDEL-RAZZAK YAHYA.

    THE KADISEYEH WERE ORIGINALLY FORMED IN IRAQ OUT OF PALESTINIANS LIVING THERE - BUT ARE NOW MAINLY CENTRED IN NORTH JORDAN. THEY TOOK THEIR NAME FROM A FAMOUS KEY BATTLE AGAINST THE PERSIANS.

    AMONG THE DEMONSTRATIONS OF MILITARY PROFICIENCY WATCHED BY YASSER ARAFAT, WERE THE ASSEMBLING AND TAKING DOWN OF MORTARS, ANTI-TANK AND BREN GUNS; A DESCENT TECHNIQUE BY PARATROOPERS ON A CABLE FROM A HIGH TOWERS SOLDIERS IN HAND-TO-HAND ARMED SELF-DEFENCE; AND A BAYONET DUEL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE1EHPW5Q43KEGJNYW2QHB3AMG
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1EHPW5Q43KEGJNYW2QHB3AMG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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