• Short Summary

    EGYPTIAN COMMANDOS CROSSED THE SUEZ CANAL INTO ISRAELI OCCUPIED SINAI YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AND AMBUSHED AN ISRAELI ARMOURED PATROL.

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    ISRAELI GUNS FIRING FROM HILLSIDE: ISRAELI TANKS PURSUING COMMANDOS: VARIOUS SHOTS OF DEAD EGYPTIAN COMMANDO: CAPTURED WEAPONS: ISRAELI GUN CREW ON BANK OF CANAL: U.N. OBSERVER TEAM IN JEEP ALONG ROAD.




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    Background: EGYPTIAN COMMANDOS CROSSED THE SUEZ CANAL INTO ISRAELI OCCUPIED SINAI YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AND AMBUSHED AN ISRAELI ARMOURED PATROL. FOUR ISRAELIS WERE LEFT DEAD AND FIVE EGYPTIANS WERE REPORTED KILLED AS ISRAELIS COUNTER ATTACKED.

    THE AMBUSH OCCURRED MID-FRIDAY MORNING ABOUT 7 MILES (10 KMS) NORTH OF EL KANTARA. THE EGYPTIAN COMMANDOS OPENED FIRE FROM AMBUSH ON AN ISRAELI ARMOURED PATROL. ONE OF THE VEHICLES WAS HIT AND FOUR SOLDIERS ....TWO SECOND LIEUTENANTS AND TWO PRIVATES ... WERE KILLED. THE EGYPTIANS USED BAZOOKAS AND SMALL ARMS DURING THE AMBUSH.

    ISRAELI FORCES QUICKLY COUNTER-ATTACKED AND A RUNNING BATTLE DEVELOPED AS THE COMMANDOS MOVED BACK TO THE SUEZ CANAL. ISRAELI AIRCRAFT WERE ALSO CALLED IN AND A BOAT WAS SUNK. THE BODIES OF FOUR OF THE COMMANDOS WERE SEEN FLOATING IN THE WATER.

    THE COMMANDO FORCE OF ABOUT 200 MEN LEFT TWO BAZOOKAS AND ASSAULT RIFLE HAND GRENADES AND MACHINE GUN BEHIND. THE AMBUSH TOOK PLACE UNDER A COVERING FIRE FROM EGYPTIAN ARTILLERY FROM ACROSS THE CANAL.

    THE RAID LASTED ABOUT 2 HOURS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEDQW78WGG77WB4E0V6HXVK8WQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEDQW78WGG77WB4E0V6HXVK8WQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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