The Press: War of the Communiqu

It was, according to a military spokesman in Cairo, the biggest raid ever carried out on the east bank of the Suez Canal: 250 Egyptian commandos crossed at the south end of the Ballah Cut, stormed Israeli positions, forced the enemy to withdraw three miles, blew up all the abandoned equipment and fortifications, planted the flag of the United Arab Republic, held their ground against everything the Israelis could throw at them for 24 hours, and then returned to base.

Nothing of the sort, according to a military spokesman in Tel Aviv: "No Egyptian force stayed in our area for 24 hours....

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