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    Israeli Forces launched a major raid across the Suez Canal on Thursday night (June 11).?

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    Israeli Forces launched a major raid across the Suez Canal on Thursday night (June 11). It was the first raid in strength for some months in this sector and both sides claimed success.

    The raid involved two strikes across the canal. The first was made between El Kantara and El Tina, by 100 commandos with artillery and air support. The second was made tow hours later from El Cap, further to the north.

    Egyptian military officials said that both raids were repulsed with seven dead and at least 20 Israeli soldiers killed. Israeli officials claimed that only four of their men were killed and that they had killed at least 20 Egyptians.

    The raids were followed the next morning by air-raids from Israeli Jets. The Israeli Minister of Defence, Moshe Dayan, said in a television interview that the raids served as a crushing example of Israeli steadfastness along the canal despite the "red strings" entangled with the Egyptian Forces.

    SYNOPSIS: Israeli troops are briefed by Southern Commander Arik Sharon before setting out on a major raid across the Suez Canal on Thursday (June II). It was the first raid in strength in this sector for some months.

    The raid involved two strikes across the canal. The first was made between El Kantara and El Tina, by 100 Israeli Commandos with artillery and air support. The second was made two hours later from El Cap, further to the north.

    Both sides claimed success afterwards. Egyptian military officials said that both of the Raids were repulsed. He claimed that at least 20 Israeli soldiers were killed and put Egyptian losses at seven dead. Israeli officials claimed that only four of their men were killed at least 20 Egyptian soldiers.

    The raiding party, according to Israeli sources, took control of a large number of bunkers in a sector two kilometres long, cleared them and destroyed the bunkers and the soldiers in them. The Israeli Minister of Defence, Moshe Dayan, said in a television interview that the raids served as a crushing example of Israeli steadfastness along the canal despite the "red strings" entangled with the Egyptian forces.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2JRC41TF6KX6OEZGVEMU7CU3K
    Media URN:
    VLVA2JRC41TF6KX6OEZGVEMU7CU3K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
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