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Yom Kippur War/October War

Part of the Arab-Israeli conflict

Date October 6 вЂ" October 26, 1973

Location Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, and surrounding regions of the Middle East

Result UNSCR 338: cease-fire leading to Geneva Conference.


Israel Egypt




Moshe Dayan

David Elazar

Ariel Sharon

Shmuel Gonen

Benjamin Peled

Israel Tal

Rehavam Zeevi

Aharon Yariv

Yitzhak Hofi

Rafael Eitan

Abraham Adan

Yanush Ben Gal Saad El Shazly

Mustafa Tlass[1]

General Shakkour [1]

Naji Jamil [1]

Hafez al-Assad

Ahmad Ismail Ali

Hosni Mubarak

Mohammed Aly Fahmy

Anwar Sadat

Abdel Ghani el-Gammasy

Abdul Munim Wassel

Abd-Al-Minaam Khaleel

Abu Zikry


415,000 troops,

1,500 tanks,

3,000 armored carriers,

945 artillery units,[2]

561 airplanes,

84 helicopters,

38 Navy vessels[3] Egypt: 800,000 troops (300,000 deployed, 80,000 crossed), 2,400 tanks (800 crossed), 2,400 armored carriers, 1,120 artillery units,[2] 690 airplanes (220 crossed, about 60 participated in the Mansourah battle), 161 helicopters, 104 Navy vessels,

Syria: 150,000 troops (60,000 deployed), 1,400 tanks, 800вЂ"900 armored carriers, 600 artillery units,[2] 350 airplanes, 36 helicopters, 21 Navy vessels,

Iraq: 60,000 troops, 700 tanks, 500 armored carriers, 200 artillery units,[2] 73 airplanes,[3]

Casualties and losses

2,656 killed

7,250 wounded

More than 340 captured

400 tanks destroyed

600 tanks damaged/returned to service

unknown number of tanks captured

102 planes destroyed[4] 8,528* вЂ" 15,000** dead

19,540* вЂ" 35,000** wounded

2,250 tanks destroyed or captured

432 planes destroyed[4]

* Western analysis

** Israeli analysis

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[show]v • d • eArab-Israeli conflict

Riots (1920) вЂ" Jaffa riots (1921) вЂ" Riots (1929) вЂ" Arab revolt (1936вЂ"1939) вЂ" Civil War (1947-1948) вЂ" Arab-Israeli War (1948вЂ"1949) вЂ" Suez Crisis (1956) вЂ" Six-Day War (1967) вЂ" War of Attrition (1968вЂ"1970) вЂ" Yom Kippur War (1973) вЂ" South Lebanon conflict (1978) вЂ" Lebanon War (1982) вЂ" South Lebanon conflict (1982вЂ"2000) вЂ" First Intifada (1987вЂ"1991) вЂ" Gulf War (1990вЂ"1991) вЂ" Second Intifada (2000вЂ"ongoing) вЂ" Lebanon War (2006)

The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War or October War (Hebrew: ЧћЧњЧ--ЧћЧЄ Ч™Ð§*Чќ Ч"Ч›Ð§™Ð§¤Ð§*ЧЁЧ™Ð§ÑœÐ²Ð‚Ћ; transliterated: Milkhemet Yom HaKipurim or ЧћЧњЧ--ЧћЧЄ Ч™Ð§*Чќ Ч›Ð§™Ð§¤Ð§*ЧЁ, Milkhemet Yom Kipur; Arabic: Ш­Ð¨±Ð¨Ð ШЈЩÑ"ШЄЩ?ШЁШ±Ð²Ð‚Ћ; transliterated: Ð"§arb October or Ш­Ð¨±Ð¨Ð ШЄШÒ'Ш±Ð©Ð‰Ð©†, Ð"§arb Tishrin), also known as the 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Fourth Arab-Israeli War, was fought from October 6 to October 26, 1973 by a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel. The war began with a surprise joint attack by Egypt and Syria on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Egypt and Syria crossed the cease-fire lines in the Sinai and Golan Heights, respectively, which had been captured by Israel in 1967 during the Six-Day War.[5]

The Egyptians and Syrians advanced during the first 24вЂ"48 hours, after which momentum began to swing in Israel's favor. By the second week of the war, the Syrians had been pushed entirely out of the Golan Heights. In the Sinai to the south, the Israelis struck at the "seam" between two invading Egyptian armies, crossed the Suez Canal (where the old ceasefire line had been), and cut off the Egyptian Third Army just as a United Nations cease-fire came into effect.

The war had far-reaching implications for many nations. The Arab World, which had been humiliated by the lopsided defeat of the Egyptian-Syrian-Jordanian alliance during the Six-Day War,



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