Event: October War, 1st Day

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At 2 p.m., 200 Egyptian warplanes cross the Suez Canal to attack Israeli positions in the Sinai Desert. Twenty minutes after the air attack, 4,000 Egyptian soldiers advance toward the canal's east bank, occupied by Israel, and are able to penetrate the fortified Bar Lev Line. Meanwhile, Syrian tanks cross the cease-fire line in the Golan Heights, threatening Jewish settlements that had been built there and forcing the Israeli government to evacuate their residents.

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Timeline Date: 
1973/10/6
Computed Date: 
1973/10/06
Workflow State: 
Copyedited
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Violence

October War, 2nd Day
7 October 1973
Previous Related Event: 
Rogers Plan II
Biographical Event: 
Regular event
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