Yom Kippur War

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Yom Kippur War

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(Historical Terms) a war in which Egypt and Syria launched a joint surprise attack on Israel on the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur (Oct 6, 1973). It ended with a ceasefire (Oct 25, 1973), Syrian forces having been repulsed, Egypt having reoccupied a belt of the Sinai desert on the E bank of the Suez Canal, and Israel having established a salient on the W bank of the Suez Canal
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Noun1.Yom Kippur War - Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in October 1973 (on Yom Kippur)Yom Kippur War - Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in October 1973 (on Yom Kippur); Israel counterattacked and drove the Syrians back and crossed the Suez Canal into Egypt
Middle East, Mideast, Near East - the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century; "the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization"
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Twelve further articles were to follow in the space of a year and as a result of their popularity "the idea for this book was born," said Aboul Gheit in the introduction to "Witness to War and Peace: Egypt, the October War, and Beyond."
Through his writings, the prominent writer was able to chronicle the 1952 revolution, the aftermath of the war of attrition and the positive vibes of the October war. In the following lines, Egypt Today sheds light on Sebai's most famous films depicting his novels that were published specifically for the political events taking place in Egypt at the time.
During the 1973 October War, Syria, under the rule of late President Hafez Al-Assad, tried to reclaim the Golan but failed.
The Arab support was not only in the October war but also during the War of Attrition, said the Egyptian ambassador to Kuwait, Tariq Al-Qouni.
Syrians dubbed the war the "October War of Independence" (Harb Tishreen al-Tahrir Yar), and the country's media outlets dedicated a great deal of coverage to the victory over the Israeli Air Force while presenting the Syrian air defense system as exceptionally successful.
Speaking on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the October war and his visit to Kuwaiti soldiers graves in Suez governorate, Kuwait's Ambassador to Egypt Mohammad Al-Thuwaikh said that the war was a victorious event in Arab history, standing as a testament for Arabs just cause against the Israeli aggressors.
The Defense Minister, accompanied by several officers of the general command, congratulated the army's soldiers on October war anniversary, conveying to them President al-Assad's amity and appreciation for their efforts and heroism and wishing them success in carrying out their national duties.
The president has congratulated the Egyptian people on the occasion of the October war victory saying the 6th of October victory was not a victory for the Egyptian only but for the whole Arab and Sudanese people whose blood was shed on the same ground in defense of the unity of the land.
Before the Egyptian October war, famous late celebrities like Abdel Halim Hafez used to sleep in recording studios!"
In this regard, he praised the courageous role of King Faisal Shaheed of Saudi Arabia in 1973 Arab-Israeli October War when he launched the oil embargo to punish the Western supporters of Israel.
And that doesn't include the tens of thousands who died in the October War, also in 1973.