22nd Complaint of Truce Violations Lodged; Newsmen Report Truck Convoy with Missiles
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22nd Complaint of Truce Violations Lodged; Newsmen Report Truck Convoy with Missiles

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Israel lodged its 22nd complaint of Egyptian cease-fire violations with the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) here today. The complaint, based on information that reached Israeli military authorities yesterday, charged that the Egyptians continued to advance Soviet-made SAM-2 and SAM-3 anti-aircraft missiles eastward in the 30-mile standstill ceasefire zone west of the Suez Canal. The Israeli complaint said the Egyptians were working on preparations for more missile sites within the restricted zone. It pointed out that the SAM-3 missiles are manned and operated by Soviet personnel. (Reports from Beirut, Lebanon yesterday quoted Western newsmen reporting they had seen a truck convoy carrying what they believed to be SAM-2 missiles parked in the desert inside the cease-fire zone. The location of the trucks was given as about 20 miles west of the city of Suez and a mile north of the main highway from Cairo. Nine trucks were counted, each harnessed to a missile about 35 feet long and four or five feet in diameter covered with canvas. The missile noses were pointed upward at a slight angle indicating to missile experts that they were high altitude SAM-2s. Other types of missiles are transported in a different manner, the reports said.)

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