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On the Yom Kippur of October 6, 1973, Egypt and Syria launched a coordinated surprise attack on Israel. The Yom Kippur War was launched on the holiest day on the Jewish calendar: The Day of Atonement.

Egypt attacked Israel on its southern front. Pictured here are Israeli troops who fought off Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai desert.

Photo: IDF photo archives.

Date 3 October 2011, 18:45
Source Israeli Tank Battles Egyptian Forces in the Sinai Desert
Author Israel Defense Forces from Israel
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