DAILY BRIEF 5 JUNE 1967

Created: 6/5/1967

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began early this Both sides report heavy fighting in the air and between armored forces along the Israeli border with Egyot. Israeli planes raided airfields ind other areas beginning at0 AH local H Washington time).

has just been informed that at least five of its airfields in Sinai and the Canal area have suddenly become "unserviceable.Israel's warad put high priority on quick action against tho Egyptian Air Force because of the threat to its own more vulnerableand vital centers.

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are still fragmentary, but the Signs point to this as an Israeli initiative. Over the weekend it became apparent that Israeli leaders wereincreasingly convinced that time-was running against them. The new Israeli cabinet was meeting latewith Ambassador Harmel present, and reconvened early today.

Cairo radio is calling on Egypt's Arab allies to attack Israel Bmu^mumumumumuM

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big US Wheelus base In becoming

moremore exposed Co nationalist pressures ns tho Arab war fever sweeps over this desert kingdoDi. Cairo Is going all out to intensify the pressures, and responsible Libyans arc worried; they see no way they can convincingly refute thc propaganda that the base is being used to support tho Israelis.

Tho Libyan foreign minister has boon In Cairo this weekend, and Vhcelus surely must have been discussed during his tnlkti with Kasir,

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sldos are preparing for war.

Leaders of tho breakaway republic In thc East have evidence leading tbcm to expect federal troops to attack today. The orderly ovacuation of US dependents from thc Cast began yesterday and is lo continue today.

The federal government wasover thc weekend with the formation of an executive council with civilian representation. The leading political chieftain of the West was included. This has, at leastlrto, reduced the danger of Western sccecnion, which wouldsurely have produced serious violence.

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US Embassy in Benghazi flashed word0 AM EOT that it was being attackedarge mob. it is burning its papers.

radio announces that Syrian planes are bonbing Israeli cities and that "we have joined the battle."

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