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Egyptian Aircraft Flies over Israeli Defense Positions; Second Time in Less Than a Week

For the second time in less than a week, Egyptian aircraft yesterday overflew Israeli positions along the Suez Canal in violation of the cease-fire agreement, Israeli military authorities charged today. Two Soviet-made MIG 21 jets were said to have overflown Israeli positions in the southern sector of the Canal while two Soviet-made Sukhol 7s were violating israeli air space in the central sector, presumably to obtain direct views of Israeli defenses. The government has protested these overflights in its 30th complaint to the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization since the shooting truce began last Aug. 8. The most recent previous Egyptian overflights were reported by Israel on Jan. 7. Those incidents involved four Egyptian jets.