• Short Summary

    Rockets were fired at both the Iranian and Iraqi embassies in Beirut on Wednesday (1 October).

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    GV Iranian embassy in Beirut showing some rocket damage.
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    2.
    GV Iranian flag above embassy PAN TO bomb damaged building.
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    3.
    GV PAN Shattered glass around embassy entrance.
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    4.
    CU Bomb damaged pillar inside Iranian embassy. (2 SHOTS)
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    5.
    GV Iraqi flag and EXTERIOR OF Iraqi embassy.
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    CU Sign "Iraqi Embassy".
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    7.
    GV Hole in wall cause by rocket.
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    8.
    GV PULL BACK Damage TO EXTERIOR OF embassy (3 SHOTS)
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    Background: Rockets were fired at both the Iranian and Iraqi embassies in Beirut on Wednesday (1 October). The buildings sustained some heavy damage but there were no casualties.

    SYNOPSIS: This is the Iranian Embassy in Beirut ..the target for one of the rocket attacks. Though the main superstructure of the building remained intact there were ample traces of the shelling on the embassy walls.

    Beneath the Iranian flag large chunks of concrete had been blasted from the building. Scattered glass and concrete littered the pathways around the embassy compound and shattered framework was all that was left of the main entrance.

    Considerable damage was inflicted on the fittings inside the embassy offices. One rocket smashed through the walls of the ambassador's office but he was unhurt.

    The Iraqi embassy met a similar fate.

    The second and fourth floors of the building, which stands on a coastal road in a fashionable area of predominantly Moslem Beirut, were hit by rocket-fire. Some rockets pierced the thick concrete walls of the embassy. There have been similar attacks on other Iranian and Iraqi centres in Beirut over the last few months. Nobody has claimed responsibility for either embassy incidents.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF5GPBJC9LXB0BBMD4QEYK05R2
    Media URN:
    VLVAF5GPBJC9LXB0BBMD4QEYK05R2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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