Red Cross Reps Visit Israeli Soldiers Captured by Syrians

Representatives of the International Red Cross who were allowed by the Syrians to visit three Israeli soldiers who were captured by Syria during the war in Lebanon report that the men are in good physical condition. They said the soldiers confirmed they had received letters and parcels from their families in Israel and they have written home.

But Israel army spokesmen have expressed concern at the lack of information about other Israelis believed held in Syrian prisons, about whom no details have been provided by the Syrians and who have so for not been visited by Red Cross representatives. This refers to another six soldiers listed as missing in actioning the fighting with Syrian forces in eastern Lebanon.

In addition to the nine Israelis believed to be held by the Syrians, another eight Israeli soldiers are known to be held by the PLO, which until now has not allowed any Red Cross visits.

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