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USSR Sends 16 Jet Bombers to Egypt; Planes Make Demonstration Flight over Cairo

Sixteen Russian jet bombers arrived in Egypt on a good-will mission today and immediately flew over Cairo as a demonstration of Soviet support, it was reported here. The visit by the Russian planes is believed here to be intended as a morale booster for the Egyptians, and to discourage Israeli reprisal raids.

The Soviet Government is more deeply involved and committed in the Middle East than ever before, the Sunday Observer said in dispatches from Moscow today, reporting talks this past week between Soviet diplomats and delegations from several Arab and Moslem countries, including Syria.