Syrian television has screened the first film of the city of Hama since government forces put down a reported insurrection led by the Moslem Brotherhood.
GV Buildings and flats in Hama. (2 SHOTS)
GV Children playing in street and woman in traditional garb walking. (3 SHOTS)
GV Children playing on wall. ZOOM OUT TO GV PAN flats where they live.
GV Captured weapons, mortars, bazookas, automatic weapons, mines, grenades. (2 SHOTS)
CU Writing on one ammunition box reading "Ministry of Defence, Baghdad, Iraq".
SV PAN Radio communication equipment.
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Background: Syrian television has screened the first film of the city of Hama since government forces put down a reported insurrection led by the Moslem Brotherhood. The film showed street scenes in Hama, where life has apparently returned to normal. The Syrian authorities at first denied US State Department reports of an insurrection in Hama, 100 kilometres from Damascus, in the first week of February. But the authorities sealed off the city and launched a huge counter-offensive, with reports of heavy casualties on both sides. The Syrian television film shows further caches of arms, which the authorities say were seized from the Moslem Brotherhood. Some of the arms cases had Iraqi Defense Ministry markings: Syria has accused the Iraqis of supplying weapons to the Brotherhood. The Syrian News Agency (SANA) has also alleged the arms haul proved links between internal opposition to the Assad government and the United States.