The Israelis responded by conducting commando raids of their own, usually much deeper in Egypt and that frequently did more significant damage than the Egyptian operations. For example, on the night of 19-20 July, Israel commandos landed on Green Island in the northern Gulf of Suez and destroyed an Egyptian radar located there. Months later, on the night of 25-26 December, Israeli commandos landed at R'as al-Gharib, overpowered the Egyptian garrison and dismantled and took back them one of the USSR's newest P-12 (Bar Lock) air defense radars that had recently been sold to Egypt. In another famous episode, on the night of 8 September, Israeli frogmen sank the only two Egyptian missile boats in the northern Gulf of Suez. The next day, Egypt's constant nemesis, Bren Adan, landed on the Egyptian coast of the Gulf of Suez with a company-sized force dressed and equipped entirely in Egyptian style, complete with Soviet Tanks and APCs captured during the Six Day War. Adan's force then drove forty-five kilometers along the Egyptian coast, destroying surface-to-air missile (SAM) and radar sites, killing Egyptian troops, and even capturing one of five new Soviet T-62 tanks in Egypt for trials and evaluation. Ten hours later, the Israelis returned to the Sinai with their booty.
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