(1973) A Mideast clash with far-ranging implications Egypt and Syria strike Israeli-held territory in a two-front surprise attack aimed at regaining land lost in 1967’s Six Day War. The Yom Kippur War ratchets up conflict between its combatants as well as their allies and arms-suppliers, the US for Israel and the USSR for Egypt and Syria.The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War, or October War, also known as the 1973 Arab–Israeli War, was a war fought by a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel from October 6 to 25, 1973. The fighting mostly took place in the Sinai and the Golan Heights, territories that had been occupied by Israel since the Six-Day War of 1967. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat also wanted to reopen the Suez Canal. Neither specifically planned to destroy Israel, although the Israeli leaders could not be sure of that.
Start date: Oct 06, 1973 End date: Oct 26, 1973 The 1973 War in the Sinai, October 6–15.