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Israelis Fire at Syrian Mig

A lone Syrian MIG-17 overflew Israeli positions in the northern Golan Heights today and was fired on by Israeli machine-gunners. A military spokesman noted that the over-flight followed several recent attempts by Syrian soldiers to infiltrate Israeli-administered territory. Israeli authorities reportedly do not attach much importance to the incidents which also included the planting of mines and sporadic shelling from the Syrian lines.

Military sources reported three overflights of Israeli positions on the east bank of the Suez Canal by Egyptian aircraft during the week that ended yesterday. The latest incident occurred Saturday when Israeli machine-gunners downed one of a pair of low flying Sukhoi-7 fighter-bombers apparently on a reconnaissance mission. It was learned today that immediately after the plane was fired on, Egyptian forces went on an alert which lasted a half hour. The canal front was quiet today. Egyptian troops continued fortification and road-building.

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