• Short Summary

    Lieutenant Ahmed Al Khatib, commander of the breakway Lebanese Arab Army claimed on Saturday (27 October) that he had been the target of an assassination attempt in the streets of West Beirut.

  • Description

    Lieutenant Ahmed Al Khatib, commander of the breakway Lebanese Arab Army claimed on Saturday (27 October) that he had been the target of an assassination attempt in the streets of West Beirut. Lieutenant Khatib alleged that the Lebanese Army Intelligence unit was behind the attack.

    SYNOPSIS: The attack was carefully planned. Security forces said the explosion was caused by a thirty kilogramme (65 pound) bomb packed next to a mortar shell, and detonated by remote control. Six people were killed when the bomb exploded, thirty-two others were injured, Lieutenant Regular Army during the 1975-76 civil war. In an exclusive interview with Visnews he alleged that Saturday's explosion was an attempt on his life.

    KHATIB SPEAKING IN ARABIC.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEMQ659YM98KI3FU5KUS2IRHN3
    Media URN:
    VLVAEMQ659YM98KI3FU5KUS2IRHN3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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