15 Facts About Yom Kippur War

1. Yom Kippur War said Egypt and Syria's initial victories in the conflict eased Arab bitterness over Israel's victory in the 1967 Six-Day War and ultimately put the two nations on a path of peaceful coexistence.

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2. Yom Kippur War published a book, banned in Egypt, that described Egypt's military failings and the sharp disagreements he had with Ismail and Sadat in connection with the prosecution of the war.

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3. Yom Kippur War created a state of emergency in the countries involved in fighting.

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4. Yom Kippur War stressed the need to "implement" the ceasefire resolution and "invited" the US to join the Soviets "to compel observance of the cease-fire without delay".

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5. Yom Kippur War shocked Peled by announcing that the Third Temple was about to fall.

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6. Yom Kippur War warned chief-of-staff Elazar that the entire Golan might be lost.

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7. Yom Kippur War's had some 2,000 artillery pieces, about 500 operational aircraft, and at least 130 SAM missile batteries positioned around our forces so as to deny us air support.

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8. Yom Kippur War advocated withdrawing most of Egypt's armor from the east bank to confront the growing Israeli threat on the west bank.

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9. Yom Kippur War was ordered to clear the roads leading to the canal as well as a position known as the Chinese Farm, just north of Deversoir, the Israeli crossing point.

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10. Yom Kippur War pointed to one engagement, which involved elements of the 1st Infantry Brigade, attached to the 19th Division, which captured Ayoun Mousa, south of Suez.

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11. Yom Kippur War said that if supplies were not given, he would have to return to Egypt and tell the Egyptian people Moscow had abandoned them, and then relinquish power to one of his peers who would be able to deal with the Americans.

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12. Yom Kippur War was part of the Arab–Israeli conflict, an ongoing dispute that included many battles and wars since 1948, when the state of Israel was formed.

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13. Yom Kippur War believed that capturing two strategic passes located deeper in the Sinai would make his position stronger during post-war negotiations; he therefore ordered the Egyptians to go back on the offensive, but their attack was quickly repulsed.

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14. Yom Kippur War began with a massive and successful Egyptian crossing of the Suez Canal.

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15. Yom Kippur War began when the Arab coalition launched a joint surprise attack on Israeli positions, on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, which occurred that year during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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