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The Golan Heights

Battle Name : The Golan Heights

Date(s) : 06 October 1973 - 22 October 1973

Part of : Arab-Israeli Conflict , Yom Kippur ,

Outcome : A victory for Israeli Army over Syrian Army

Type of battle : Land


A strong Syrian thrust, 1,500 tanks, against the Israeli defence line held by 170 tanks was delayed long enough to allow Israeli reserves to be brought into battle. The Israelis then followed up with a counter attack which came close to reaching the Syrian capital Damascus. At times within the 17 days both sides fought throughout the full 24 hr day.