Israel, on Thursday (14 February), returned 15 Egyptian soldiers captured on the Suez Canal front after the October war last year.
GV Bus arrives with POWs at hand-over point
SCU Israeli, Egyptian, and U.N. officials
GV Another bus arrives with POWs from Israeli side
SC POWs leave bus
SV POWs being greeted by Egyptian Colonel (2 shots)
SV Wounded POW helped to bus
SCU Canadian U.N. troops look on
SV PAN FROM Red Cross cars to POWs in bus
SV Red Cross official shakes hands with POWs through bus window
SV Newsmen waiting for two POWs who were delayed
GV PAN Israeli troops to UN lorry arriving to take POWs to Egypt
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Background: Israel, on Thursday (14 February), returned 15 Egyptian soldiers captured on the Suez Canal front after the October war last year.
The transfer was made at a United Nations' checkpoint between Beluza and the town of East Kantara at the northern end of the Canal.
The prisoners were driven to the checkpoint in a bus with its windows blacked out, and were handed over to waiting Egyptian army officers and Red Cross officials.
More than 60 Egyptian soldiers -- who either wandered into Israeli line??? or gave themselves up -- were captured by Israel after the October war.
Last month, Israel returned six wounded Egyptians, and earlier this week, a group of nine civilians were returned after they had strayed across Israeli lines.