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1956 Press Photo Police Dorce Egyptian Airport. - RRR94711

$12.33
AdID: 330513

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRR94711

Height: 10

Width: 8

Source: Rogers

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Photo measures 10 x 8 in. Inspect at Egyptian Airport, The Danish contingent of the United Nations Police force is inspected by the force commander.

On 19 February 1978, Egyptian forces raided Larnaca International Airport near Larnaca, Cyprus in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking situation. Earlier, two assassins had killed prominent Egyptian newspaper editor Youssef Sebai and then rounded up several Arabs who were attending a convention in Nicosia as hostages.[1] As Cypriot forces were trying to negotiate with the hostage-takers at the airport, Egyptian troops decided to launch their own assault without authorization from the Cypriots. The unauthorized raid led to the Egyptians and the Cypriots exchanging gunfire, killing or injuring more than 20 of the Egyptian commandos.[1] As a result, Egypt and Cyprus severed political ties for several years after the incident.(Wikipedia)