A big Israeli armored column fought 20 miles inside Egypt today behind the main Egyptian Army massed in the Sinai Desert east of the Suez Canal and battles raged on both sides of the waterway. U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger flew to Moscow for talks on trying to end the Middle East War.
The Israelis said they expanded their wedge into Egypt behind the crucial Sinai front, and a military reporter on the Israeli national radio claimed, "We are on the way to destroying the Egyptian Army."
Egyptian commentators said the Israeli operations in Egypt -- with a spearhead the Israelis claimed was 50 miles from Cairo-- were merely "show-off operations aimed at diverting attention, from the principal battle in Sinai" and without strategic importance.
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