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Bodies of 2 Syrian Soldiers Killed Inside Israel by Patrol Will Be Returned

Israeli authorities said today that the bodies of two Syrian soldiers killed in a clash Saturday with an Israeli border patrol will be returned to Syria at a point near Kuneitra. The Syrian Government claimed that the soldiers had strayed into Israel-held territory by mistake. Israeli military authorities said they were saboteurs and had penetrated so far into Israeli territory as to obviate the possibility of a mistake. The troops were killed when they failed to respond to a challenge by the patrol.