40 Years Since the Yom Kippur War #4: The Ceasefire

By Israel Defense Forces
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Surprised by a synchronised attack of two well-equipped and powerful armies, the IDF nevertheless succeeds in 18 days of fighting to take back the initiative. After crossing the Suez Canal, Israeli forces advance in directions of Egypt's main cities. On the Golan front, the IDF turns back the Syrian, Iraqi and Jordanian advance. After two U.N. resolutions, a ceasefire finally holds. Here's how the Yom Kippur War came to an end.

In the Sinai, three divisions are now on the western side of the Suez Canal, and they are all advancing. Ariel Sharon's division heads north towards ...read more

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