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        Security Council
2 November 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 1 November 1972:

Israel-Syria sector OP 1/ reports:

(a) OP Two: Between 0511 2/ and 0520 sporadic machine-gun fire (confirmed by OP Winter), between 1210 and 1211 machine-gun fire (shooting at herder and cattle) and between l425 and l442 sporadic machine-gun and small-arms fire, all by Israel forces.

(b) OP Romeo: Between 0517 and 0522 sporadic machine-gun and small-arms fire and between 0546 and 0552 sporadic machine-gun fire by Israel forces.

(c) OP Yoke: Between 0823 and 0827 machine-gun fire by Israel forces and between 0842 and 0843 machine-gun fire by Syrian forces.

(d) OP Five: Between 1237 and 1308 sporadic machine-gun and small-arms fire by Israel forces (confirmed by OP Winter).

(e) OP Six: Between 1345 and machine-gun fire by Israel forces.

Israel-Lebanon sector

1. OP reports on ground activity:

OP Ras : Between 4417 and 1558 Israel forces personnel, armoured personnel carriers, trailer and vehicle reoccupied position at approximate MR 1907-2749 north of border pillar 19. Between 0804 and 0831 10 Israel forces personnel crossed and recrossed the ADL (armistice demarcation line) at approximate MR 1951-2775. United Nations military observers were unable to determine depth of penetration owing to terrain (vegetation).

2. OP reports on air activity:

OP Khiam: Between 1240 and 1241 two Israel forces jet aircraft, south-east to north-west, were first observed,east of OP and last observed north of OP.

3. Complaints by the parties:

Complaints have been received from Lebanon alleging that

(a) On 30 October between 1020 and 1035 two Israel forces jet aircraft overflew the Lebanese regions of Aadeisse (approximate MR 2010-2955), Hasbaiya (approximate MR 2147-3115), Rachaiya El Ouadi (approximate MR 2285-3220) and Marjayoun (approximate MR 2056-3074).

(b) On 30 October between 1500, and 1520 two Israel forces jet aircraft, overflew the Lebanese regions of Waqpura (approximate MR 1629-2805,) Sour(approximate MR 169-297), Lebanese territorial waters and Naqoura in two passes.

Only complaint (b) was confirmed by United Nations observation for that portion within observation range of OP .(see S/7930/Add.1785).


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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