Press Search in Syrian Area for Two Missing Israeli Soldiers

Two Israeli command cars strayed across the cease-fire line north of Quneitra, in occupied Syrian territory last night and remained stuck in mud today as Israeli authorities asked the U.N. cease-fire observers to notify Syrian authorities of the error. An Israeli soldier in one of the cars was wounded when the vehicles were fired on while attempting to return to the Israel side of the cease-fire line, an Army spokesman said.

The cease-fire observers were also asked by Israel to determine the fate of two Israeli soldiers, one a regular and the other a reservist, who lost their way yesterday while returning to their base from an outpost on Mt. Hermon. It is believed that they may have wandered across the cease-fire line but the U.N. observers have received no reply to their inquiries from Syrian or Lebanese authorities. A search for the missing soldiers within the Israel held area proved fruitless.

NEXT STORY