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Soviet warplanes fly over Israel

JERUSALEM, April 24 (JTA) — MiG-29 fighter planes, considered the primary challenge to Israel’s air force, were sighted in Israeli skies this week. Israel Television quoted Israeli air force officials as saying that the planes were brought in from an unnamed country to test Israel’s various weapons systems against the plane’s capabilities. The MiG-29, built in the former Soviet Union, is used by a number of Arab states’ air forces, including Syria and Iraq.