• Short Summary

    Syria is continuing its crackdown on a group of right-wing Moslem extremists blamed for bombings and assassinations over the past eighteen months.

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    GV Syrian troops in training over obstacles and through smoke. (2 SHOTS)
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    SV Trainees crawling beneath barbed wire.
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    GV & LV PAN Troops in simulated attack on isolated building. (2 SHOTS)
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    SV & LV Soldiers in trenches firing at building. (3 SHOTS)
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    LV Soldiers rush the building.
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    SV Attacker' capturing a defender.
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    SV PAN Two more men captured by attackers.
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    Background: Syria is continuing its crackdown on a group of right-wing Moslem extremists blamed for bombings and assassinations over the past eighteen months. Hundreds of people have been killed in fighting between the terrorists and government security forces, which are being specially trained in methods of attack.

    SYNOPSIS: At the beginning of July, the Syrian government announced a major new offensive against the Moslem Brotherhood organisation, which has been leading the armed insurrection against the socialist regime, The crackdown included threats to eliminate the terrorists, at home and abroad. Here, government Baathist troops are taking part in a training course to prepare them for battle.

    Although this is a simulated raid, the soldiers will soon be facing serious opponents.

    Much of the two recent fighting has taken place in Aleppo, in northern Syria. So far this month, Syrian forces have attacked several major Brotherhood strongholds, killing dozens of terrorists, and seizing US made machineguns and explosives.

    About 900 of the Moslem brothers have given themselves up and received pardon, under an amnesty extended by President Assad. That expired at the end of August, and now the government's campaign will continue in an attempt to track down the remaining dissidents.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ZJWEGP16ZF9KKIERU8OM385T
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ZJWEGP16ZF9KKIERU8OM385T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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