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Two Israeli Civilians Killed in Syrian Ambush; Israeli Planes Hit Egyptian Targets

Israel Air Force jets attacked Egyptian military targets along the southern and central sectors of the Suez Canal zone for three hours today and returned safely to their bases. They also hit targets in the Zaafarana sector on the northern shores of the Gulf of Suez. A lone Egyptian plane attacked Israeli positions in the canal zone at dusk but caused no casualties. Two Israeli civilians were killed this morning in a Syrian ambush in the Golan Heights. A military spokesman said about 20 Syrian soldiers opened fire on traffic moving along a road between Rafid and Kuneitra, less than a half mile from the Israel-Syrian demarcation line. Israeli units returned the fire. Several Syrians were reportedly hit and carried off by their comrades. Egyptian aircraft dropped several bombs near Nahal Yam settlement in northern Sinai today, but caused no casualties or damage, an Israeli military spokesman reported.

Israel Air Force jets bombed Egyptian positions in the central and southern sections of the Suez Canal zone last night and returned safely to their bases. Three Israeli soldiers were wounded during artillery and mortar exchanges with Egyptian forces along the canal yesterday. Two Arab saboteurs were killed in a clash with an Israeli patrol near Shetullah on the Lebanese border last night. Zariit settlement in the same region was attacked during the night and in the early morning from Lebanese territory. No casualties or damage were reported. Several bazooka shells were fired from Lebanon last night at Manera settlement without causing casualties or damage. A military spokesman said Israeli forces returned the fire in all cases. An Arab saboteur was killed Tuesday night in an encounter with an Israeli patrol in the Allenby bridge area, it was reported today.

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