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        Security Council
12 October 1972


Supplemental information

The Chief of Staff of UNTSO, Major-General Ensio Siilasvuo, has submitted the following report on incidents observed by United Nations military observers and complaints received from the parties on 11 October 1972:

Israel-Lebanon sector

1. OP 1/ reports:

OP Has: Between 0503 2/ and 1530 Israel forces personnel, armoured personnel carrier and trailer reoccupied position at point at approximate MR 1907-2749 north of border pillar 19. Between 1225 and 1234 sporadic machine-gun fire and between 1307 and 1311 machine-gun fire by Israel forces.

2. Complaints by the parties:

A complaint has been received from Lebanon alleging that on 10 October between 0715 and 0730 two Israel forces jet aircraft overflew the Lebanese regions of El Khiam (approximate MR 2075-3035), Hasbaiya approximate MR 2147-3115), Rachaiya El Ouadi (approximate MR 2285-3220), Jezzine (24 kilometres north-north-west of OP Khiam), Nabatiye (approximate MR 1958-3090), Saida, Sour (approximate MR 169-297) and Naqpura (approximate MR 1636-2804).

The above complaint was confirmed by United Nations observation (see S/7930/Add.l763).

Israel-Syria sector 1. OP reports:

(a) OP Victor: Between 0435 and 0438 machine-gun fire by Israel forces (confirmed by OP Three).

(b) OP Two: Between 2025 and 2031 seven mortar rounds by Israel forces (confirmed by OP Five).

2. Complaints by the parties:

A complaint has been received from Israel alleging that on the night of 9 to 10 October a group of armed persons crossed the ABFDLs (the area between the limits of the forward defended localities indicating the cease-fire line) into Israel-held territory north-west of OP Yoke.

The above complaint was not confirmed by United Nations observation.


1/ The locations of the observation posts established by UNTSO are given in S/7930/Add.l583.

2/ All times GMT.


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