• Short Summary

    This afternoon the Israeli Airforce Downed 4 Mig 21's belonging to Syria over Lebanon. (Approximately 7 Miles from Beirut) The Israeli's used F 15's.

  • Description


    Major General David Ivris: We have to maintain observation on the area. We can't afford to lose it so long as we can we'll keep observation over the area and we'll keep it we need to by battles. It is not in our interest to fight Syrian Migs if they're not interfering. We fought over Lebanon not on the Syrian Border.



    Question: Do you think there is a provocation on part of the Syrians, are they expanding their activity in this area?



    Major General Yehoshua Saguy: Since the last dogfight in June the Syrians have kept a constant presence over the skys of Lebanon having 2 daily flights a day to show their presence there. but although they were there we were never intercepted until Last wednesday and again today, that is what caused the battle. We are not trigger happy we are not after battle.




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    Background: This afternoon the Israeli Airforce Downed 4 Mig 21's belonging to Syria over Lebanon. (Approximately 7 Miles from Beirut) The Israeli's used F 15's.

    In a press conference held this evening at Beit Sokolov the Air Force Commander Major General David Ivri and Army Commander Major General Yehoshua Saguy explained the events leading up to the dogfight.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6Y3SCTTG5P86EPEFJURVY58TR
    Media URN:
    VLVA6Y3SCTTG5P86EPEFJURVY58TR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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