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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.

Pictured here is a scene from a major battle where Israeli troops fought off Syrian soldiers in the Golan Heights, the area was later named the Valley of Tears.

Photo: IDF photo archives.

Date 1 October 1973, 00:00
Source The Bloody Valley of Tears Battle
Author Israel Defense Forces from Israel
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