• Short Summary

    An Israeli military spokesman said in Tel Aviv yesterday (Saturday) that Israeli aircraft using air to air missiles shot down tow Russian built Egyptian IL-28's which had raided the northern coastal town of El Arish on the Sinai Peninsula.

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    An Israeli military spokesman said in Tel Aviv yesterday (Saturday) that Israeli aircraft using air to air missiles shot down tow Russian built Egyptian IL-28's which had raided the northern coastal town of El Arish on the Sinai Peninsula. The subsonic twin jets caused much damage in the town with 100 kilo (224 pound) bombs, but there were no casualties.

    Israeli aircraft intercepted the Egyptian aircraft on their long flight back and shot one down near Nahal Yam, halfway between eh target area and the Suez Canal. The second was downed over the Mediterranean, about 12 miles (20 kms) northwest of Port Said.

    The Israeli spokesman said two bodies were found in the wreckage.

    A correspondent of the West German News Agency, D.P.A. said he saw wreckage spread over a few hundred square yards in the shallow waters off Nahal Yam. He said that the small size of the debris indicated the Egyptian plane had exploded in mid air.

    An ice factory and an animal quarantine station were destroyed and thirty sheep killed in the bombing raid. The Israeli spokesman said the strike was Egypt's fifth and deepest into Israeli held territory of the week.

    The owner of the ice factory estimated damage at more than 30,000 pounds, (67,000 dollars). His wife, himself and their six children were asleep in the building next to the plant but escaped injury.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1KETDXJ9JIOCJ67LC4D5TS7YK
    Media URN:
    VLVA1KETDXJ9JIOCJ67LC4D5TS7YK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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