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Israel Navy Searches Cypriot Ship for Terrorists

Israel Navy units stopped and searched a Cypriot vessel suspected of carrying terrorists, it was announced today. The ship was escorted to Haifa where the search was made and was then permitted to resume its voyage.

Reports from Beirut today said an Israel Navy unit boarded a Lebanese vessel at sea after a brief clash. The ship, bound from Cyprus to Junia, Lebanon, was said to be carrying arms for terrorist groups without the knowledge of the Lebanese authorities. The Beirut report was not confirmed here nor was there any known connection between it and the search of the Cypriot vessel.