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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 16, 1968, Darmstadt, Hesse unofficial newspaper of . Forces in Europe North Africa and the Middle East vol. 26, no. 302 if 21855 a Friday february 16, 1968 5 daily 10 sunday d israeli jets blast Jordan artillery firing at villages Tel Aviv a israeli air Force Jet planes roared Low across the Jordan River thursday to silence jordanian artillery positions shelling at least seven israeli Border Settle ments the army said claimed to have shot Down six of the israeli fight ers in Northern Jordan. But an israeli army spokesman said All israeli planes returned to base shortly after night fall. Jordan s claim was the highest made by any Arab army since the june War. Jordanian forces swept South Ward thursday night after a Day Long armed clash opening fire Aik express when a truckload of scrap Iron the front end reared up As it shifted suddenly shifted suddenly in St. Louis so did the truck. But gracefully into High. A photo on israeli troops near Jericho israeli military reports said. Israeli troops returned the Exchange was continuing an israeli military spokesman said. Defense minister Gen. Mosh and his bar lev chief of staff rushed to the Dayan Chai Beisan Valley As the fighting showed signs of spreading. A jordanian communique said fighting had spread the entire length of the Jordan Valley. It cont. On Page Joti col. 2 fighting flares near Saigon Hies storm Saigon up . An South vietnamese forces made an All out assault on the stub born guerrilla defenders of the Citadel of Hue thursday after pounding enemy positions with naval gunfire and bombing at tacks. In the air . Planes bombed every military Jet Airfield in North Vietnam and hit a vital Bridge near flared on the North Western approaches to Saigon again threatened with guerrilla invasion. Military spokesmen said at least 336 reds have Bee killed in two Days of heavy fight , a . Air Force spokesman in Saigon reported that 50 tons of bombs dropped in error tuesday outside a tar get area near Saigon by b52s killed an estimated 43 people an injured about 58 others. The strike by five of the hug aircraft was the nearest to Sai gon so far. The target area was10.5 Miles North Northwest of the capital and beside the Saigon River. The Region is heavily populated. Another killing tonight mystery caller predicts Gaffney . A police reported thursday another mystery Call As tensions mounted and gun sales skyrocketed in this Small Mill and College town the Wake of two slayings and a kidnapping. Gaffney policeman Carl Hugh by said he took a Long distance cull at 5 10 . Wednesday attn police station. He quoted his Anonymous caller As saying there s going to be another killing Hughey said the caller Ridenti tied the victim As Robert Wood said he worked at Woody s us Perette in Charlotte n.c., and added i m across the Stree now watching in Charlotte the associate press called the sup Erette and asked for a Robert Wood. Hews called to the Telephone identified himself As Robert Wood said he was 17 years old and was formerly from said he received a Call about 7 30 . Wednesday an again about 11 . Thursday. Wood quoted his caller As saying he was going to kill him in some Way. ,.the Gaffney officer said after his mystery caller Hung up rechecked with a newsman who has reported similar Calls onto occasions the first a week ago and again monday night. Hughey said his voice description compared with the news mans leading them to believe twas the same caller. Monday night s caller de scribed himself As a psycho and told of More killings to , Cherokee county sheriff Julian Wright linked the slayings and the latest incident and kidnapping. A teen aged Girland a woman both of Gaffney were found strangled last week. Clearance for the raid was Given by the vietnamese commander of the capital military District and the Deputy senior american adviser for the third corps. The air Force said 40 per Centof the 250,000-Pound bomb Load fell outside the target area Butwell within the one Kilometre safety zone designated each Timea target is the bombing error was the first involving b52s to be re ported in the Vietnam War.. Marine fighter bombers struck Hue s Citadel for the firs time As the Battle apparently entered its final stage. American destroyers kept up a bombard ment of the ancient fighter bombers which heretofore limited their attack to rockets and napalm started using 250-, 500 and 740-Poundbombs in the accelerated attack by land sea and air against the cont. On Page 84, col. 1 Hanoi rejects All peace explorations Washington a Secretary of state Dean Rusk said wednesday that communist North Vietnam has thus far rejected president Johnson s san Antonio for Mula for a peaceful Settle ment of the Vietnam War. In a statement Rusk said that i must report that All explorations to Date have resulted in Rusk s statement said it was issued in reply to questions on the connection Between the possibility of negotiations for. A peaceful settlement in Vietnam and the military operations now in september speech the san Antonio formula to which Rusk referred was contained in a speech Johnson made in the Texas City sept. 29, 1967.that speech set put that the United states is willing to Stovall Aerial and naval bombard ment of North Vietnam when this will Lead promptly to productive continued we of course assume that while discussion proceed North Vietnam would not take advantage of the bomb ing cessation or officials said the Rusk state Gont. On Page 2 h col. K ii f4 weather partly Cloudy to Cloudy with Light rain and Snow showers. Decreasing cloudiness and cooler saturday. Frankfurt Heidelberg High 45, Low 32. Temperatures recorded thursday get 4 4am pm 48 54 Adana p 45 61 Athens p 43 52 Aviano p 34 36 Berlin r 41 43 Frankfurt p 34 39 London p 4 4 am pm 41 50 Madrid p 34 50 Munich cd 41 39 Paris cd 28 39 Prestwick r 54 55 Rome p 57 82 wheelus p a Cloudy a partly Cloudy a rain. 2nd weather wind

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