Event: October War, 2nd Day

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In the afternoon on the second day of the war, 100,000 Egyptian troops, 1,000 tanks, and 13,000 military vehicles cross the Suez Canal. Syrian forces make a significant advance in the south of the Golan Heights and begin to approach the Jordan River Valley, while Syrian paratroopers gain control of the fortified observation station that Israel had built in Mount Hermon.

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