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Syrian Troops Attack Israeli Village in Huleh Area; No Casualties

For the first time since July 3, Syrian troops opposite the Huleh land reclamation site opened fire today on construction workers and their small guard unit. After two hours of firing, in which an Israeli armored unit was hit and an Israeli village brought under attack, the Syrians ended their shooting. No Israeli casualties were reported.

An Israeli military spokesman said that the attack broke out suddenly at mid-day when Syrians loosed automatic fire at the workers. Later medium machine guns were turned on the settlement of Dafnah. At one point, the fire directed toward Dafnah swept a United Nations observation post erected to prevent just such border incidents.