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Alert Ordered on Golan Heights

The Israeli military has taken precautionary measures along the northern frontier in view of a large-scale shift of Syrian troops to that region in recent days. An alert was ordered at Israeli settlements on the Golan Heights although military authorities do not believe the Syrians are planning any military initiatives on the border in the foreseeable future, it was stated here today.

The Syrians were said to have shifted troops and armament previously deployed along their border with Jordan to the Israeli front. The move was seen by Israeli authorities as a good-will gesture toward Jordan in view of the recently improved relations between the two countries. Syria has also bolstered its anti-aircraft defenses between the Israeli border and Damascus.

The Suez front remained quiet despite the Egyptian decision to order a full alert there. Cairo alleged that Israel was massing troops on the east bank of the canal. Israeli authorities said there have been no unusual Israel troop movements in the area.

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