Special Late Bulletin Reports Confirm Soviet Missile Rockets Moved Toward Canal After Cease-fire Beg
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Special Late Bulletin Reports Confirm Soviet Missile Rockets Moved Toward Canal After Cease-fire Beg

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Israeli sources confirmed late tonight that Soviet SAM-2 and SAM-3 rockets have been moved toward the bank of the Suez Canal on the Egyptian side. The activity took place in the central sector of the canal, between the Cairo-Ismailia and Cairo-Suez roads. An Israeli radio commentator said today that the deployment had taken place a few hours after the cease-fire took effect at 1 a.m. Saturday, Cairo time. There had been speculation that the missiles might have been deployed just prior to the cease-fire but not noticed until afterwards. (See story page 1.)

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