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Premier Menachem Begin announced tonight that Egypt has asked Israel to withdraw its military mission from Egypt by tomorrow. The small group of Israeli officers remained in Cairo after military and political talks were suspended last January and was recently moved to Alexandria. Begin, who disclosed on a TV interview that Defense Minister Ezer Weizman received a letter from Egyptian War Minister Mohammed Gamassy asking their removal, said he did not attach too much importance to the move. He said the mission has “not really done very much, occasionally passing messages to and fro.”

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