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Middle E. War / Sinai Front #225803

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 18, 1973
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(Studio) Fighting intense on Sinai front. Israeli troops cross Suez into Egyptian sector. Egyptian version of Israeli troops crossing Suez reviewed. Terrific tank battle occurs on central front running from El Qantara to Ismailia.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Sinai) Israelis take many casualties. [Israeli Defense Mind Moshe DAYAN - believes Syrian and Sinai front controlled by Israel.] Questioned about US mil. equipment. [DAYAN - expresses gratitude for United States help.] Asked if decisive battle near. [DAYAN - believes decisive battle to come soon.]
REPORTER: Bert Quint

(Cairo, Egypt) Egyptian military communique reports Egyptian version of battle along Sinai front. Report conflicts with Israel's view.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert;
Sheahan, John

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