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he from call on is a really important issue suicide rights do remain very high was still twice the national average rewind on al-jazeera. and owner and trainer in london the top stories on al-jazeera the football world cup has got off to the perfect start for host nation russia and its president vladimir putin with a five nil victory over saudi arabia and moscow region sat with saudi crown prince mohammed bin sound money and fee for president janeen frontino to watch the game russia and saudi arabia are actually the two lowest ranked sides in the tournament a sports correspondent leigh weddings is in moscow with more. we saw the person off it's a big strain the diplomats say cannot. about what was unfolding in front of him and the fact that there is huge optimism here that this is going to be
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a successful totem and i came to women without. we've just heard a lot of places are winds around but i think that's just simply because suddenly people are out celebrating in fact the hundreds of. people were hoping that there would be a victory and there might be much particular gets way components of russia is the lowest of all that. to be able to so when five male what happens with a heart with a tournament is that if the hosts starts a play well it builds up an atmosphere around the around the tournament people watching on the television screens around the world. what happens on the pitch or whether there are nations doing well but actually it's really important that the host nation buys into it i think it's good for the people of russia who really want to project a positive image around the world. the new york attorney general is suing president donald trump three of us children and the charitable foundation for allegedly violating state charity law
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a two point eight million dollars lawsuit alleges the trump foundation engaged in extensive and unlawful coordination with trump's twenty sixteen presidential campaign as well as self dealing for trump's personal benefit the president has dismissed the case as politically motivated. has more. now the attorney general is asking for three things did that trump the foundation be completely dissolved the trump repaid nearly three million dollars and they're trying to be banned from creating any sort of other nonprofit for at least ten years now not only trump but his three oldest children are also named in this in these allegations and that's because they sat on the board of directors of the foundation it's important point to note that this is a civil lawsuit not a criminal one meaning that the worst that could happen to trump or his oldest children is that they have to pay financial fines there's no sort of talk about any sort of jail time or anything like that. sounded kurdish and fighting hoofy rebels
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in yemen has captured a town south of a strategic port is the second day of the coalition's campaign to seize the city of her data saudi arabia and the u.a.e. accuse who theory rebels of using the port to smuggle weapons from iran and several airstrikes against rebel positions in the city most of yemen's humanitarian aid and food shipments passed through her data. argentina's congress has voted in favor of legalizing abortion the type vote followed almost twenty four hours of debate the bill must now pass in the senate before it becomes law thousands of pro and anti abortion protesters are demonstrating in what is aires argentina only allows abortions in cases of rape or if the mother's life is in danger but illegal abortions a common. very important uses are appealing gets a twenty five year sentence handed to four people smugglers for the deaths of seventy one mind brits the chief prosecutor says the traffickers deserve life terms
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for their crimes of the migrants decomposing bodies were found in an abandoned truck near a motorway in austria in twenty fifteen is thought the victims died of suffocation in the first three hours of the journey the judge said the traffickers were guilty of extreme cruelty. chilean police have raided offices and seized documents of the roman catholic church as part of an investigation into a growing sex abuse and cover up scandal the raids took place in the capital santiago and the city run kaggwa where fourteen priests are accused of having sexual relations with minors. could the money you know as catch up with our website address for that is zero dot com and you can watch the spot taking on the live icon as the top stories stay with us next up it's the war in october.
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london october the fifth nine hundred seventy three. shortly after midnight the phone rings in the home of to be as sure of an israeli case officer handling and egyptian spy they simply called the source. it is the source himself his message is simple i need to meet the boss urgently. within minutes as shrub has called tell of the to wake his superior visa mayor director of israel's intelligence service mossad. in just
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a few hours samir is heading for the british capital. later and one of mossad london safe houses samir meets the source. the information he hears is astonishing. but what makes it all the more important is the identity of the man delivering it. off marwan was one of the best spot used in escanaba history he was the perfect spot it was not only cliff and very of a fish and thought he was also afraid he crossed with the information he was a lot of people from nasa. with the right hand man of president saddam. so when marwan told the mayor that the following day at eight hundred hours egypt and syria would launch an attack on israel there was every reason to believe him.
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but was this a genuine leak from the very center of a gyptian power over was the source operating under orders giving information designed to deceive the young and the someone like a martyr one will do nothing without all. orders from either the egyptian intelligence service all the political leadership on the from president said that himself. fourteen hundred hours saturday sixth of october my nine hundred seventy three. the holiest day in the jewish calendar young people the day of atonement. egypt and syria launch an all out war against israel. the targets liberating
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the sinai peninsula and the golan heights territories occupied by israel six years earlier in the six day war. israel is completely unprepared its regular army outnumbered its reservists not at present on either front. so the question of how to who is where which scored purchased because our troops just six years before the six day war permitted so to get into this situation there's us. yes or if it's their war with us because of the split. richard israel could abort or. that lightning victory brought with it an illusion of invulnerability. israel
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seemed secure behind a protective military cuts and. and despite intelligence warnings during september nine hundred seventy three of an upcoming arab attack the head of amman israel's military intelligence general. was convinced there was nothing to worry about. the dots close relationship with the soviets guaranteed a supply of military hardware. at the israelis knew he had been able to obtain the latest generation of attack weapons. without them israel's military might outweight egypt in the balance. but ever since the humiliation of the six day war egyptians had to see their country fight back. as it continues says fawzia as there was a divorce they think feeling of
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a crisis and defeat there was tension there was disorder including the most thracians and the occupation of to have squared and everyone wanted to fight back the regime was accused of failure and therefore so that was heavily criticized the . people in the streets agitated for the most powerful constituency of all egypt's more than one million strong army was desperate to show that it could fight and win against the israeli enemy they had to look at every day just two hundred meters across the suez canal. and implicitly in the back that israeli flag i cannot describe the feeling of my generation knows this feeling very well you know stretching for one hundred sixty seven kilometers there's really flags up are you in every kilometer to right before your eyes have all along the canal that i swear this week nearly turned the color
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of the suez canal black eye so was black and when i looked towards the desert i saw with only grading from black to gray a lot of just so much depressing look this has a duty to it. with outdated weapons and lacking the ability to liberate the whole of sinai in a military operation in february nine hundred seventy one less than four months after taking power sadat offered a peace deal if the israelis would withdraw from sinai. israeli prime minister golda made rebuffed the offer. why should i. now after the experience that everybody under. can assure. something more terrible and we had to pay for israel then to give up
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a side. order of probably bad and impractical thing to achieve unfortunately sometimes it really does take a military offensive to change perceptions of negotiating us. so it had to be. but sadat had a bold idea in mind. could a limited war bring the attention of the world superpowers back to the region and jumpstart stalled peace initiatives. it was a plan developed by his chief of staff says lee. and another goal would be for the. now we can cross the shoes going to go with infantry troops one of the stop but then two fifty kilometers advancing our air defenses to the west bank of
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the canal. have the kind of which gives us an anti aircraft amberleigh for fifteen kilometers east of the canal at that point i stop even if the enemy withdraws because the enemy has one of two options either confront in which case i can inflict huge losses or stop two feet of those big losses at the top of that it's across if. as he contemplated a limited war sadat found an ally. opposite as it had come to power in syria in one nine hundred seventy through a coup de tat. he too had points to prove to his people. they have and that's out there on the face of the said as he lets up last year we should not forget that half of the lawsuit was the defense minister during the one nine hundred sixty seven defeat and he was mainly held accountable because you
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cannot exonerate the defense minister for such a defeat of the syrian army that off the just a sliver of history so when half of the us that came to power in syria he started to absolve himself of the nine hundred sixty seven defeat and to prepare the syrian army for the next battle but when would that be change no one knew of them arctic and in that matter that was. in a series of meetings throughout the one nine hundred seventy three sadat and refined the war plan. it was given the code name bedded after the prophet muhammad's fust victorious battle against the nonbelievers. when they met in syria in late august and all spacious date was chosen. on the sixth of october the tenth day of ramadan the muslim holy month the jewish holy day of young capote egypt and syria would launch
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a surprise attack against israel the force but first a setback in the air unintentionally served to disguise that buildup and confuse the enemy. on the thirteenth of september israeli and syrian jets clashed over the mediterranean. the dogfight ended with the syrians losing thirteen aircraft the israelis only won. the heart of. my it could it's the beer afterwards when the syrian forces started building up we thought that in their opinion we deserved some sort of retribution but that the build up was because of that the come up. as syrian troop concentrations in the golan grew to the south on the suez canal there were clear signs of something similar. but it's a whole lot of meat that said father gary the super go to lots for me huge action
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army i was getting stronger i constantly exercised but saw them raising a son from their side hires them even higher than ours and hoping gaps and getting into the world are measuring the journey carrying out all sorts of exercises cream forms the high command but they said don't worry how many of these are just standard egyptian army exercises of patience of obviously. only five months previously the israelis had responded quickly to a similar build up. they'd mobilize their reserves only to find that the egyptians had gone no further than the edge of the suez canal. this time on israel's military intelligence was determined not to make the same costly mistake was. in it documented them on published. of number of feet it was a perfect description of the egyptian army ready to go to war the bottom line was
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we nevertheless believe that there was no change in the egyptian estimate regarding the balance of forces with the f. and therefore the likelihood for war is low. but all that was about to change. that same night in london a chef marwan up the nasr son in law and said dotson phonation secretary would tell israel's. mogens chief that the attack would begin at eight hundred hours the next day. at zero eight hundred hours on the sixth of october the israeli cabinet met in emergency session. instead of attending young people prayers to ask forgiveness for their sins they had been summoned by the threat of imminent war. there was an argument of both of. them. to the ship of the but other mobilize the whole of us almost
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the minister of defense for the diameter of. his funds well the following if his album mobilize have a selves then egypt and syria may claim that it is is that intends to die and they feel that we have to make it clear that israel was that they're not israel is attacking. in spite of diane's opposition at zero nine hundred hours the cabinet decided on immediate mobilization of israeli reserves. meanwhile on this holiest of holy days israeli soldiers on the front lines fasted and prayed. but their calm was to be interrupted with the news of the upcoming war. ironically across the canal egyptian troops were given their first warning of war at exactly
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the same time. they were to break their ramadan fast and prepare for battle. but the attack would come earlier than the israelis had been led to believe. at. the battalion commanders gathered us but he said break you fast we laughed but he distributed tea and dates and we broke our fast when we broke off but they're very dread there is no one who doesn't feel fear he said today at two pm and god willing either we have vent and all will go in vain. the operation that the chief of staff sergeant issued just with guidebooks it was an important document to every officer and soldier dictating beat us all but when he went across the raft and its number who's on your right and on your left the content of your duffel bag and everything it was wonderful he kept the crew.
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in an operation they had rehearsed many times over the past six years. five egyptian infantry divisions would storm across the suez canal. code named of caught the israeli defense plan was based on the fifteen strong points of the bar-lev line. manned by just four hundred fifty men these foods would be supported by bringing one hundred tanks of the sinai armored division into position on the water line. enough it was thought to foil any egyptian attempt to cross the canal. dove caught would be triggered two hours before the start of the battle. and that would be at six pm they knew that from a show of murder one the source. code then offends yes yes it led primarily to
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a situation were there were no tanks in the positions in the egyptian front because the commando to some command give an order not to move and back to their positions before four o'clock and often on he was certain like everyone else but what was stopped six. in two thousand and two. ah exposed on mosques. and when i did eat it was. the egyptian national hero causing more of you he was a double agent and in fact he won't be joining the call of the gibson deception plan before and i guess if it's big. of a job a six foot two hundred hours will. be . two hundred twenty jets at the egyptian at the suez canal heading for the
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sinai. that targets israel's command centers and fields and across batteries. right up to have some secular if the busts even flying at the altitude of five kilometers i was looking at sinai for about an explosion here another there israeli anti-aircraft missiles targeting our planes in our planes striking at their missile sites but you know what it was like a wedding with fairy lights lights flashing on an arc of a beautiful scene i mean sinai looked almost joyful. a mile of. the egyptian at craft return to the airfield after destroying their targets for the loss of just eight planes. but one of their first casualties was significant president sadat brother. come up with the different
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octopus of that was my classmate but we never felt he was the president's brother or anything like that he looked like a movie star a landie along with fair hair green eyes so elegant and so manly and he talked to us all and pilot and the knowledge but because of his competence. it's not his brother because. well. within minutes of the first aerial attacks a massive artillery barrage begins. twenty minutes off to zero hour under cover of the continuing artillery fire the first wave of egyptian ground troops across the canal. four thousand men and seven hundred twenty rafts.
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they have seen a shot today praise be to god we found ourselves on the other bank can you imagine if we climbed the sand wall when timi to high sand would not just feel fault but when the soldiers were climbing over the earth like butterflies to hide there's a good beginning. with the warhol for now old dove caught the israeli defense plan is rushed into action. tanks begin their move towards the canal from where they've been dug and five kilometers to the east. when the egyptian infantry go across first got across the canal they kind of knew how the israelis would respond they had you eighty three side to side with.
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these infantry portable missile systems that was. proved very effective against the israeli. ground and. i really have a whole. i had a million questions does the myside have enough destructive power but with the first messiah and the first tank that's also everything falling. their sickly time. in this war is a new lesson emerging from the education special forces an infantry that a single soldier cannot take a tank out of. they previously might thank you it was a lesson that was not just all over the wood but that it's a good. three
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hours into the war forty five egyptian infantry battalions formed thirty two thousand men have crossed the canal. the forwards of the bar-lev line have been taken or besieged most of the israeli tanks have been destroyed. has failed. the softness off iowa. from a. at the end of the day he had just to tell us left of my battalion along with my armored personnel carrier. so then they notified me that there's a brigade on his way to be a leader and that the brigade commander or gabby i mean asks where is the battalion and i say therefore this is the battalion had laugh he knows me and knows that i joke around sometimes for permits and i said to him no gabby this is the battalion . or if you love every book. after the first wave of egyptian
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infantry has made the canal crossing thirty five the talons of engineers follow. add little and see if it look at. the engineers crossed with the second wave they put the palms together fix the hoses and started to point them at the sand wall and started falling down feet this was a big breakthrough as opening up the hostages who enable us to operate the ferries a move some call it across especially the battalions artillery and the weapons needed to stop any counterattack by the enemy on the eastern side of the elements and let them. official. league. the next phase of the engine is work was to erect pontoon bridges for the tanks and heavy weapons.
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by sunrise on day two it looked as if the rule had been an unequivocal success for egypt's armed forces. one hundred thousand men. more than a thousand tanks and of a ten thousand other vehicles had crossed the suez canal with only minimal losses. the egyptian army came away from the one nine hundred sixty seven arab israeli war ashamed of itself and in nineteen seventy three the egyptian army proved that it was capable of military success and military victory. that was very important to the egyptians as a fighting force because it proved to them that they themselves sixty.
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three stories generate thousands of headlines copper each with different angles from different perspectives. that's the only evidence that russia was responsible for this separate the spin from the facts that's why i only got. the misinformation from the journalism the issues here go far beyond one data mining company and one election with the listening post on al-jazeera. admitted circumstances facts that point her to this murder confessions are useless without corroboration she thought that they are questioning her about her being a victim of a rape not a suspect in a murder case newly false confession involves a completely made up story some will say anything thinking they can fix it later
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but there's no fixing it later when these statements are used against them in a court of law the system was job on al jazeera. i know of the intendant in the top stories on al-jazeera the football world cup has got off to the perfect stop the host nation russia and as president of that with a five nil victory of a saudi arabia in moscow. which in sat with saudi crown prince mohammed bin salam and fifa president janeen frontino to watch the game russia and saudi arabia are actually the two lowest right sides in the tournament. off the page prominent british gay rights activist peter tatchell has been released after he was arrested for taking part in what police described as an illegal protest in moscow in while russia's leading opposition figure alexei navalny says russian prisons appeared
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have had a facelift as their perpetual comedy eight foreign football fans arrested during the tournament the money made the comment as he was released after thirty days behind bars holding an unsanctioned protest the new york attorney general is suing president donald trump three of his children and their charitable foundation for allegedly violating the state's charity law a two point eight million dollars lawsuit alleges the trump foundation engaged in extensive and unlawful coordination with trump's twenty sixteen presidential campaign as well as self dealing for trump's personal benefits and is on the has more. now the attorney general is asking for three things that trump the foundation be completely dissolved the trump repay nearly three million dollars and they're trying to be banned from creating any sort of other nonprofit for at least ten years now not only trump but his three oldest children are also named in this in
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these allegations and that's because they sat on the board of directors of the foundation it's important point to note that this is a civil lawsuit not a criminal one meaning that the worst that could happen to trump or his oldest children is that they have to pay financial fines there's no sort of talk about any sort of jail time or anything like that. argentina's congress has voted in favor of legalizing abortion the type vote followed almost twenty four hours of debate the bill must now pos in the senate before it becomes normal thousands of pro and anti abortion protesters are demonstrating in buenos aires argentina only allows abortions in cases of rape or if the mother's life is in danger but illegal abortions a common. to share with us the war not tribe it continues next hour the news after you off to that ifa.
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fourteen hundred hours on october sixth my nine hundred seventy three. siren sounded across israel. it was warm again. a sean bell of channel publishing vicious trade the elegant cherish of the world of features a whole new the one memory i have from the one nine hundred fifty six while i was hearing air raid sirens that night and my father wrapping me in a thick blanket and running with me to the shelter. on yom kippur war at two in the afternoon we heard a siren when i did the same thing i took the very same blanket wrapped my six month old son apparently i ran with him to the shelter of possibly her looked after us and that was the first time that i knew i was a war going on without steve dollar make lot of the show last year of on the chicago little home. at the same time as egypt was crossing the suez canal and the golan heights to israel's north syria join the fray.
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but that is hard as i turn to the president has said and said it is time he said that with god's blessing we start i picked up the phone and gave the operation code it was better but added. better but at. least. one hundred fifty syrian jets started the war with a massive aerial strike on israeli positions and the going on to sleep. minutes later a thousand artillery pieces opened fire paving the way for the ground assault and. three syrian infantry divisions formed a forty thousand troops and six hundred tanks across the puppy line the ceasefire line after the nine hundred sixty seven war. two hours
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into the war the syrians gained their first significant victory when they captured israel's eye a key israeli vantage point two thousand meters above sea level on top of mount hermon. this is what the senate was well aware that the syrian paratroopers who carried out the operation advanced first on foot then another unit was dropped by helicopters from with a plan to mount hermon and both units were able to capture the israeli forces who surrendered to the state then they raise the syrian flag on mount hermon and that was the best news we received during the first hour. to side with. the syrian paratroopers we're joined by a unit of palestinian commandos. but that so what is the shoulder. you cannot imagine the feeling you are now to catching something from the israelis
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for the first time in their lives where. the battle for the outpost lasted only forty five minutes thirteen israeli soldiers were killed thirty one taken prisoner . for them. what about our home they captured the outpost and had with them russian and german experts who dismantled all the equipment at the. actually they passed by us carrying the equipment from the outpost which had belonged to the israeli army. and. facing the massive syrian ground assault was an outnumbered israeli defensive line guarded by two hundred israeli soldiers and ten outposts and two ahmed brigades numbering almost one hundred eighty tanks. we forgot to move the.
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fuck i looked up and i saw dust tracks coming from the east and it was of course tanks coming towards us as they advanced it began to get dark so we started shooting at them from very long range for five kilometers and we tried to stop their advance then just as they were getting close enough that we were starting to hurt them darkness fell. by nightfall on day one pushing through unguarded holes in the israeli line syrian tanks would penetrate into central go around the key city of. capital of the occupied heights and come attorney in the. second big news came with the breakthrough of the seventh division into the outskirts of. the third success was when the ninety vision it reached. that's a town named the south of. it meant that nato was encircled from many
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sides and that was very good news. for. yes more syrian tanks had now advanced into southern gaulin forming a bulge and. recapturing a large part of the strategic heights. by midnight the syrians had made major gains but now strangely the order came to stop the advance and regroup for another assault in the morning. before them the road stretching down to the jordan valley and the heart of israel and defended. just a few kilometers to the east on the edge of the golan the positions which had they been taken would have been virtually impregnable. it's clear that the syrian army did not permit junior commanders discretion in how to act out and regardless of
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which senior person was in control in damascus nobody felt that vein could just side to continue without the approval from damascus. president hafez al assad was controlling the syrian army with an iron grip. no one was allowed to act outside the original plan. of it nor can. he lived with us he had a bedroom at the command center he slept there and when he woke up he used to salute us and take his place behind the operations desk he was always there in the command center or in his room in the same place or after office in the car. within hours almost a quarter of a million israelis would be mobilized. these reservists were vital supports without them the regular forces were facing a huge arab numerical superiority. the
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syrians had calculated it would take the israeli reserves twenty four hours to reach the goal line. in fact the first times were there by midnight at the end of day one just for. fifteen hours after they had been mobilized. this nine hour difference was to prove crucial. essentially once the syrians fail to take it in twenty four hours and then at that stage you have the israelis begin to really organize themselves and the syrian victory becomes increasingly less likely as as as israel has mobilized. at first light on day two syrian tank commanders could see fifteen kilometers west down to the sea of galilee and the city of tire various but also in the sites israeli
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tanks that simply shouldn't have been that. could have said that hama they were the syrians began to lose the war they didn't know this yet because the reserve tanks like my brigade started being ready after just fifteen hours instead of twenty four hours some of them went out alone but mainly they started just take over from the regular forces during the night combat between october sixth and seventh shushi looked over. shortly off to doon ignoring the fact that the israelis had successfully mobilized to meet them the syrians launched their plan tank assault. their main target was nothing. the israeli advanced command center and the strategic crossroads that controls the golan. after capturing the syrians would move westwards towards the bridge over the jordan river . the bridge was less than fifteen
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kilometers away and beyond it lay the israeli mainland. the israelis were on the verge of disaster. but of your we want to assure. you we suddenly started shooting at the syrians from three or four different directions we fired on the syrians were stopped some of them managed to bypass enough. but we beat the syrians here and it was here that a battle would have lasted till the night of october seventh finally and the. israelis managed to stop the syrians but paid a heavy price and men and tanks. on top of the casualties the commander of the hundred eighty eighth armored brigade. bencher homme was killed along with his deputy and operations officer. having failed in his main objective to take the israeli forward base that now found in his damascus command bunker
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president assad's decisions were looking increasingly desperate. salomon. and. at one point a brigade was ordered to attack i gave the order to the commander being aware of the situation on the battlefield he asked me to postpone the attack from six in the morning to make it ten. i took this request from the brigade commander to the president i told him he's asking to postpone that attack until ten the president became angry he said he must start that attack at six o'clock otherwise he can hand over to his deputy i try to ease the tension and then they made the suggestion again i said there is no difference between six and ten except that around two thousand of our troops will be killed so please approve ten but he became even more angry and hit the table with his fist of the belly out there and.
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on days three and four faced with a series of deadlocks assad simply repeated the strategy that had previously. failed to achieve a breakthrough. in a desperate throw of the dice to further the divisions numbering five hundred tanks were brought forward to compensate for the losses of the first two days a. week where we stood there and shocks like mad men me included i was in my own world aiming at the tanks heading towards us shooting down the first second third and fourth i hit some twenty twenty five tanks and everyone everyone took aim and shelter and shot and shot they. contribute. in northern gaulin in a place that became known as the valley of tears by the end of day for the israelis had destroyed hundreds of syrian tanks. the same fate befell the first syrian army
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division during repeated attempts to capture enough i. would go for i think that today looking back forty years to the battle of naafa when the syrian first division decided to withdraw and not complete its mission to get to the jordan valley that was the critical stage in the battle to defend the golan heights. avocado lanny and spica green gold would both receive the medal of valor israel's highest military decoration. but this israeli victory. was not won by bravery alone. the neck of the babbitts that i thought he had the best. and to that one tank is sometimes better than another club at that so one israeli tank can destroy twenty
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syrian tanks and fail because if a tank and fire scene hit and destroyed at a range of two thousand others faces fifty tanks with guns with a range no greater than fifteen hundred meters with simple math of it one tank can destroy all the other tanks them whose shells cannot reach it above it and let the law. it's just a matter of technical excellence not competence in combat. i don't deny the courage of the syrian officers and soldiers but unfortunately israel had better tanks and. say what to follow but the bet. on the morning of the ninth of october the israelis launched their counterattack. moving north from the jordan valley they opened fire on syrian tanks and south golan pushing them back before the onslaught. by the following morning the syrian
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threat had been neutralized two thirds of their tanks destroyed or abandoned on the battlefields the syrians were in full retreat back where they had started before hostilities began. a story in the form of how myself is what they say the syrians were overtaken by enthusiasm during the first two days thinking they could overpower israel that meant taking over the golan and approaching occupied palestine and that they thought they could end the war but the overstretched themselves and lost a lot of tanks during those first three days that it had set a year. however in sinai to the south egyptians had used their success on day one to secure a defensive bridgeheads. with two field armies dug in across the canal the second in the north and the third in the south they were prepared for the
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inevitable israeli counterattack. by the end of day two to move israel's most famous generals ariel sharon and don had arrived at the suez front. each with an homage division of over three hundred tanks. they were ready to launch a carefully planned counterattack. a downs division to the north would sweep south to expel the egyptian second army from its bridgehead. then once out on how to push the egyptians back across the canal share owns division would move against
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the egyptian third army to repeat the process in the south. at zero nine hundred hours on october eighth. the attack began. suddenly we see that tanks of our brothers movie. in the play but it's not the division which isn't just little forces of thanks. it's not a divisional it that. it's not in the right direction instead from north to south they come for us from east to west and we see just the former ice. enemy fire shells in the desert
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books of fire around any tank. but when you see builders to fire with fire that them with every weapon we had it was a massacre a massacre of all sorts of weapons then to turn saigon decides to jesus the gyptian offered you soldiers were moving like birds like goods jumping from one tree to another they would hide behind the ram to the tank was fifty meters away and within range and then they fired at it they would knock their two one out then move on to the next step and a lot then. i married people in protest i remember i was a tank company commander in the six day war and i fought on sunrise northern road this time i faced completely different soldiers soldiers who were much more
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determined soldiers who were certainly different from what i saw in the six day war in the very same place in the pyramid of a home after it no not now not that i know now i'm. able. to give they say you know a lot of. israel's initial counterattack had failed. and after losing fifty of his tanks add on ordered his forces to full back to defensive positions. was still in terms of prestige israeli tank crews had been taken prisoner of war including a tank battalion commander left tenant a sufi gouri. for the first time in its twenty five
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year history israel was on the defensive. sustaining heavy casualties and unable to achieve the superiority of one nine hundred sixty seven on land or in the air. in the six day war it had dominated the skies. but now the israeli air force found itself facing a wall of surface to add missile batteries employing the latest soviet sam technology. and by no. they built an anti-aircraft system which is among the best the most effective in the world. they use their missiles towards the canal and even transferred some of the lighter missiles to the other side and of course it was an effective system that i must admit though. to achieve as
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superiority these really is had to try to knock out egypt sound more. but the missile defenses took a heavy toll of the attacking ak rofft. by day four of the war israel had lost forty eight planes and eight of its entire afros. set off by fire thirty one me side and down sixteen aircraft and that's one point eight me sides with each target that's a record because their issue is supposed to be two or three missiles for each plane . i only ever know i was lying in my open exploded. don't remember me powerful people exploded and i woke up with. an addiction. as the first week of conflict ended israel suffered another serious blow. on the thirteenth of october in front of the world's media the last of israel's bar-lev
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line of fortresses surrendered to the forty third battalion of egyptian commandos. said in an assurance i couldn't believe my eyes seeing the israeli soldiers waving the white flag and humiliated as though still we cheated them very well. for using . last death for india. even if that the israeli surrender was a moment of humiliation not for me that when your enemy is so humiliated so the extent that it touches you that is something with the lieutenant the commander of the stronghold saluted our commander brought down the israeli flag folded it at that put his gun on it and handed it to him he took it and raised the egyptian flag up high and they saluted it i was tearful and so happy and thinking oh my god
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if i were him i would kill myself yet and i love again oh i'm a witness us. the surrender of fortune as a half finally destroyed the myth of the supposedly impregnable bar-lev line. is almost medieval fultz which had cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build and proved useless as israel's first line of defense. mature market but we did gyptian big advantage over us and let you go on capone war was that they didn't like themselves regarding how they'd functioned in the six day war and they fixed what they were capable of fixing up we lie to ourselves about what had happened in the six day war and that we paid the price of the shot at the top as it. is week one of this october war ended the streets of cairo filled with people reveling in their
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country's military triumphs. six years of defeat and been reversed. but in a week to triumph would turn to ten pts. how i recall some rather lively weather pushing into the southeast of australia over
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the next couple of days and lost it in circulation rackley am here ashleigh and that will bring some very strong winds some rather heavy sallis blustery sallis as we go on through the next comes ice twelve celsius in melbourne and on the strength of the way and wedding feel as warm as that elsewhere we just see about it so just a twenty friday said by ninety's warm twenty celsius the on friday touch will miss the go on into saturday generally try to see across that west assaad of australia down to the southeast well melbourne struggling to get into double figures by sas they often further north about twenty two for brisbane fair amount of clout there across the plains and you notice for the south tasmania looking rather unsettling that cloud of rain that's going to just drift its way across the tasman it's heading towards new zealand thing for good parts of the weekend it should stay dry but western pastas new zealand see some heavy rain they go for friday go on into sas day thirteen thousand crushes by the way never really see far away from the south on the north island on the other hand should be dry at least the sasa day dry
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the moment for chip pattern unitas a little bit about whether it's the southern areas of honshu on friday that cloud and rain pushing a little further north to saturday. the plight of the syrian people and the violence they enjoy is plain for all to see. him but behind closed doors some months be couple the time that he inflicted on the women. here from the brave few who survived my c.d.'s and dignity and then to tell the tale. silent war i witnessed documentary on al-jazeera. you can't stand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world
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