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06/10/1973 The Yom Kippur War begins

The Yom Kippur War was a war of a coalition Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel. Most of the fighting occurred in the Sinai and the Golan Heights which were occupied by Israel. The war began on the holiest day in Judaism and also took place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.


  • Essentials 

  • Background 

  • Combat operations 

  • Atrocities against Israeli prisoners 

  • Participation by other states 

  • Weapons 

  • Home front during the war 

  • Casualties 

  • Post-ceasefire 

  • Long-term effects