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that anybody under any circumstance can assure. something more tangible than we had in the past for israel then to give up the side. would have probably been an impractical thing to achieve. unfortunately sometimes it really does take a military offensive to change perceptions of negotiating. 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 jump start stalled peace initiatives. it was a plan developed by his chief of staff sergeant says lee. and another will be
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for the. now and we can cross the souse canal with infantry troops one of the stop but then two fifty kilometers advancing our air defenses to the west bank of 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 lock off and that the it 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 in the voice of the said as he lets up last year we
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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 cannot exonerate the defense minister for such a defeat to the syrian army that off that set aside a facility so when half of the us and 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 ok no one knew them arctic and that meant that. in a series of meetings throughout the one nine hundred seventy three sadat and assad 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
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of october the tenth day of ramadan the muslim holy month the jewish holy day of young capote egypt and syria would launch a surprise attack against israel. but first a setback in the app 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 bear 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
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similar. but it's a whole lot of meat that said father gary the super go to lots for me huge action army is getting stronger i constantly exercises that i saw them raising the sounds from their side hires them even higher than ours and opening gaps and getting into the water measuring the journey carrying out all sorts of exercises crème 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
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a document that the man published. of october fifth it was a perfect description of the egyptian army ready to go to war the bottom line was we nevertheless believe 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 murder one of the nasir son in law and said that's information 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 a young couple prayers to ask forgiveness for their sins they had been summoned by
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the threat of imminent war. there was an argument of both of. them. to do the ship of the but out the mobilize the whole of it was almost the minister of defense for the time of. his funds well before him if his own been mobilized have a selves. then in triptans may claim that it is is that intends to. and they feel that we have to make it clear that is that they're not israel is attacking. in spite of diane's opposition at zero nine hundred hours a 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
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. ironically across the canal egyptian troops were given their first warning of war at exactly the same time. they were to break their mother in fast and prepare for battle. but the attack would come earlier and the israelis had been led to believe. at. the battalion commanders gathered us that he said break you fast we laughed but he distributed tea and dates and we broke our fast when we broke our fast but there felt the dread there is no one who doesn't feel fear he said today at two pm and god willing to leave though we have venge and all will go invade. the operation and get the chief of staff sergeant shehadi issue just with guidebooks it was an important document to every officer and soldier dictating
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ready and beat us all but larry went across the raft and its number who's on your right and on your left in the content of your duffel bag and everything it was wonderful he kept the crew. in an operation they had rehearsed many times over the past six years. five egyptian infantry division's 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 waterline. 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
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would be at six pm they knew that from a show of murder one the source. occurred then a friend yes yes it led primarily to a situation were there were no tanks in the positions in the egyptian front because the commander of the sun command gave an order not to move and tank to their positions before four o'clock in the afternoon he was certain like everyone else but what would start six. in two thousand and two. exposed on mosques. and when i did eat it was us off my wall on the egyptian national hero causing more of you he was a double agent and in fact he was the jewel in the crown of the gaps in the section plan before night the seventh pick. up to over six hundred hours wall.
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two hundred twenty jets at the egyptian at full scrawls the suez canal heading for the sinai. their targets israel's command centers and fields and anti-aircraft batteries. right up to have some secular fallback chafe the busts even flying at the altitude of five kilometers i was looking at sinai about an explosion here another there is really anti-aircraft missiles targeting our planes in our planes striking at their missile sites but you know what it was like a wedding with very lights the lights flashing on an arc of a beautiful see me a sign i looked almost joyful. but. the egyptian air craft returned to the f. fields off to destroying their targets for the loss of just eight planes.
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but one of the first casualties was significant president sadat sprog. it was the different octopus of that was my classmate we never felt he was a 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 his own piloting out and the knowledge but because of his competence not his brother because china. within minutes of the first aerial attacks a massive artillery barracks begins. to eat. twenty minutes off to zero hour under cover of the continuing artillery fire the first wave of egyptian ground
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troops across the canal. four thousand men and seven hundred twenty rafts. there in that have seen a shell today praise be to god we found ourselves on the other bank can you imagine if we climbed the sand wolf it's one timmy to high sand will not just feel fault but the twenty the soldiers were climbing over that like butterflies to hide as a good digging. 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 in five kilometers to the east. when the egyptian
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infantry go across first got across the canal they knew how the israelis will respond they had you eighty three. these infantry portable missile systems. they proved very effective against the israeli armor. i had a million questions does not myside have enough destructive power but with the first missile and the first tank that's also everything for me. in this war was a new lesson emerging from the egyptian special forces an infantry that a single soldier cannot take a. the previous week mike thank you it was a lesson that was not just all over the wood but that it's
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a good. three 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 its way to communicate and that the brigade commander or gabby i meet asks where is the battalion and i say this is the battalion and laugh though he
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knows me and knows that i joke around sometimes for permits and i said to him no gabby this is the battalion. work and love every very good. after the first wave of egyptian infantry has made the canal crossing thirty five battalions of engineers funnel. ads at the luncheon for a look at. the engineers crossed with the second wave they put the palms together fixed the hoses and started to point them at the sand wall and started falling down. this was a big breakthrough as opening up passengers who may have less 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. yeah the other shellfish at.
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least. the next phase of the engine is what was to erect a pontoon bridge just for the tanks and heavy weapons. 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 over ten thousand of the 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 cheap a ball of military success and military victory. that was very important to the
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egyptians as a fighting force because it proved to them that they themselves could succeed. candid testimonies from the binny's women who are staying single longer. what's causing this cultural shift in a society already be set by religious and social tensions. and are there implications for the arab world as a whole. single by choice on al-jazeera. al-jazeera for me is different because there's a maturity about its views gathering and that is really generally in the polls. channel but the pads take the risk of a story i. think anyone else's who is
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setting out to face the reality on the ground and the reality on the ground can only be combined with the magic of the people that's what we do i think that's what we do well. hello i'm down jordan in doha with the headlines here on al-jazeera u.s. president donald trump has bowed to pressure and signed an executive order to end his policy of separating migrant families at the southern border children will now be detained with their parents for the maximum of twenty days but once that extended so we're keeping families together and this will solve that problem at the same time we are keeping a very powerful border and it continues to be
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a series of tolerance we have zero tolerance for people that enter our country illegally seven former detainees of prisons run by the united arab emirates and yemen have described what they called systematic sexual torture they told the associated press they were raped and abused by yemeni guards working under u.n. offices and u.a.e. denies running jails or secret tension centers. president says he's ready to put a decades old dispute with neighboring ethiopia to rest comes after ethiopia's prime minister announce his country is ready to accept the terms of an agreement from eighteen years ago the peace deal signed in two thousand between the two african neighbors has never been upheld the un a un the american commission on human rights say they received invitations to investigate violent protests in nicaragua. since april at least one hundred seventy people have died in anti-government demonstrations anger over plans to reform the
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welfare system triggered the violence security forces have been accused of using excessive force thousands of protesters have been arrested. hungry has defied e.u. laws and passed a bill criminalizing assistance to undocumented immigrants under the so-called stop soros law aid workers could face up to a year in jail if they help people seek asylum prime minister viktor orban blames on baron american businessman george soros for encouraging mass migration to europe but soros denies this leaders from ten e.u. nations will meet in brussels on sunday to try to sort out divisions on immigration comes ahead of the e.u. summit on thursday on overhauling the block's asylum system patience trying to split the german chancellor angela merkel's government she's under pressure to reach a deal that would allow germany to turn back asylum seekers registered in another fee you country. well those were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after the war not at this stage and that's what.
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at fourteen hundred hours on october sixth nine hundred seventy three young kid poor siren sounded across israel. it was war again. a sean bell of channel publishing vicious straight the elegant shoosh of a lot of features a whole new movie the one memory i have from the one nine hundred fifty six while i was hearing air raid sirens at night swim my father wrapping me in a thick blanket and running with me to the shelter of the city limits on yom kippur or 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 up to not only the i ran with him to the shelter of bus a car looked after us and that was the first time but i knew it was a war going on without steve told me club saw family show last surviving the ship
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going with me home. at the same time as egypt was crossing the suez canal and the golan heights to israel's north syria join the fray. 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 in the golan. minutes later a thousand artillery pieces. open fire paving the way for the ground assault. three syrian infantry divisions formed of forty thousand troops and six hundred
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tanks crossed the puppy line the ceasefire line after the nine hundred sixty seven war. two hours 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 why those that were well aware that the syrian paratroopers who carried out the operation advanced first on occurred then another unit was dropped by helicopters from where the battle mount hermon and both units were able to capture the israeli forces who surrendered to the us then they raise the syrian flag on mount hermon and that was the best news we received during the first hour. of. the syrian paratroopers we're joined by a unit of palestinian commandos. but the.
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you cannot imagine the feeling you are now to catching something from the israelis 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 . or for them the how to remodel what. what about our home they captured the outpost and had with them russian and german experts who dismantled all their equipment at the airport. 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
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outposts and two ahmed brigades numbering almost one hundred eighty tanks. we forgot to move the. 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 and. the second big news came with the breakthrough of the
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seventh division into the outskirts of. the third success was when the ninth division reached. that's a town named south of. it meant that it all was encircled from many sides and that was very good news. for. yes more syrian tanks had now advanced into southern golan 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
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did not permit junior commanders discretion in how to act out and regardless of which senior person was in control in damascus nobody felt that they 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. or free 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
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a million israelis would be mobilized. these reservists were vital support without them the regular forces were facing a huge arab numerical superiority. the 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 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 a 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
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down to the sea of galilee and the city of tire various but also in the sites israeli tanks that simply shouldn't have been that. could have sued them in hama they were the syrians began to lose the wall 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 a lot but mainly they stopped a psycho over from the regular forces join the night combat between october sixth and seventh shushi looked over. shortly off to dawn 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
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towards the but not bridge over the jordan river. the bridge was less than fifteen kilometers away and beyond it lay the israeli mainland. the israelis were on the verge of disaster. and 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
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deputy and operations officer. having failed in his main objective to take the israeli forward base that now found in his damascus command bunker president assad's decisions were looking increasingly desperate. salame or if. they were 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 as 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 i made the suggestion again i said there is no difference between six and ten except that around two thousand of
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our troops will be killed so please approve ten but he became even more angry and hit the table with his fist a little bit out there and. 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 golan in
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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 division during repeated attempts to capture enough i. would go for i think that today looking back forty years the bubble 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.
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the neck of the babbitts that the city had the best idea why and to that one tank is sometimes better than another club at that and so one israeli tank can destroy twenty syrian tanks and fail because if a tank that can fire the same hit and destroy 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 but i 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 not. say what to follow but the bet. on the morning of the ninth of october the israelis launched their counterattack.
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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 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 study in that home of how myself is one day the syrians were overtaken by enthusiasm during the first two days thinking they could overpower israel that meant taking over the golan of an approaching occupied palestine given 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
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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 inevitable israeli counterattack. by the end of day two to move israel's most famous generals ariel sharon and i've done had arrived at the suez front. each with an arm and division of over three hundred tanks. they were ready to launch a carefully planned counterattack. a downs division to the north would sweep
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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 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 plane but it's not the division which is more than just little forces of thanks. it's not a divisional attack. it's not in the right direction instead from north to south they come for us from east to west and we see
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just before that ice at. enemy fire shells in the desert books of fire around any tank. would have saved the oldest a 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 the size of three g.'s of the gyptian off to do 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 it then they fired at it they would knock their two one out then move on to the next step a lot then. i married give him credit first i remember i was
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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 are much more determined soldiers who are 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 no no no. no. we. only able. to continue. to give me a lot of. israel's initial counterattack had failed. and after losing fifty of his tanks are down 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
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a tank battalion commander left tenant a sufi gouri. for the first time in its twenty five 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 know. 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
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admit. to achieve as superiority these release 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.
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as the first week of conflict ended israel suffered another serious blow. on the thirteenth of october and front of the world's media the last of israel's bar-lev line of fortresses surrendered to the forty third battalion of egyptian commandos. mishra said in an assurance i couldn't believe my eyes seeing the israeli soldiers waving the white flag and humiliated still we cheated them very well. for using. the last doubt for india. even if that the israeli surrender was a moment of humiliation not for me the twin your enemy is so humiliated so the extent that it was that is something with the lieutenant the commander of the stronghold saluted our commander brought down the israeli flag folded it put his
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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 if i were him i would kill myself yet and i love what i know right now with us. the surrender of fortaleza finally destroyed the myth of the supposedly impregnable bar-lev line. is almost medieval forts which had cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build and proved useless as israel's first line of defense. of a mature market we. figured vantage over us in the young kapoor 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 now we paid the price for the object shot at
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sunrise or. as week one of the soaked. war ended the streets of cairo filled with people reveling in their country's military triumphs. six years of defeat and been reversed. but in week two triumph would turn to tales. of. it was a war that united egypt and syria are against israel but in the heat of the battle that different agendas soon became apparent as a told me that his dream was to avenge defeat to my sixty seven when president sadat came to power he told us just give me ten centimeters of land in the east the second of
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a three part series the israeli population were told that their troops were on the west bank of the series can exploit the second week of the war in october on al-jazeera. it's the cheapest rail service in the deal congo the largest country in sub-saharan africa the swallow crosses half the country from lubumbashi to a labor. it's the only link between remote villages and the outside world. the swallow has been around for more than fifty years like a local bus it stops a virtually every station passengers clamber the remaining seats people cram into whatever space they can find. nearly two thousand people all together three times the officially permitted capacity for those who want to able to find a place or who can't afford a ticket there's always the roof. travelers have to remain alert a lapse in attention could be fatal. the danger comes not just from above. even at
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the moderate speed of thirty kilometers an hour a tree branch can cut like a machete. welcome back as we look at weather conditions across the levant and western parts of asia you see we've still got some showers across some of the stands are must see maybe pick up will charge in the day highs of twenty five still a rescue option on the southern side of the caspian sea voting for tehran where we draw in pretty woman thirty five all conditions for baghdad moving through into friday we're still seeing some showers affecting the caucuses and. a really big downpours here in recent days georgia and armenia and further showers are likely on the southern side of the black sea coast otherwise fine across the eastern side of the mediterranean region with temperatures there of twenty seven degrees in beirut they're moving down into arabian peninsula temperatures still in the mid forty's there for medina here on the eastern side but in church we've got
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a pretty brisk at the moment forty two degrees and bit of dust too by the and is ahead on through into our weekend then that forty two the order of the day as we head across into southern portions of africa it's looking fine and dry plenty of sunshine here nothing really to reports maybe little bit of cloud at times around the eastern cape during the twenty three degrees but across central parts of africa some big storm systems going away through from the ethiopian highlands so sit down towards the gulf of guinea where lacy wanted to have the showers affect in lagos in nigeria. people.
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violent with deadly consequences. to go over human rights people in power travels to south america to discover. the can chew. we're going to have strong current strong borders but we're going to keep the families together. a presidential reversal donald trump backtracks on his decision to separate migrant families. and richelle carey this is al jazeera live from toha also coming up. and control of her day the airport the saudi and immorality coalition now sets its
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sights on retaining the rest of the in any port city. allegations of police brutality against migrants arriving in france from italy. we're all australians we have different hurty jews and footballs breeding. tools so that the world cup and australian sporting tradition are helping migrants settle into their new life. president has balancer pressure and signed an executive order to end his controversial policy of splitting up migrant families at the southern border children will now be able to stay with her parents for up to twenty days but donald trump says he wants to keep them together longer alan fischer reports from washington d.c. . you can have a lot of happy people priest with growing outrage a real retreat from president. on his controversial policy of separating families who enter the u.s.
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illegally we're going to have strong very strong borders but we're going to keep the families together i didn't like the site where the feeling of families being separated. those who enter the u.s. illegally will still be prosecuted the continuation of trumps the zero tolerance border policy but families will be kept together while they wait for a hearing before an immigration judge but the trumpet ministration can't keep children in detention indefinitely under u.s. law in what is known as the florida settlement you have to be placed with a close relative or friend normally within twenty days and those who are in custody have to be kept in the least restrictive conditions possible the executive order that the administration announced today is going to set up family incarceration camps on department of defense facilities around the country but the executive order itself acknowledges that that is not a long term solution and kids will not be allowed to remain in those facilities for the duration of their proceedings which trumpets ministration will no seek an
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option court hearing to modify that agreement to allow them to detain families for longer if you're really really pathetic really weak the country is going to be overrun with millions of people trumps executive order is only a temporary solution to the broader problem of immigration reform meeting at the white house republicans argued for measures to stop migrants entering the u.s. and then disappearing without appearing before an immigration judge as president you know you've got a real plan if you. take the adults of all requires the children to be separated if you let the adults in the country they never show up seems to me that we want to keep the family together and have the parachute off of their core the democrats dispute trumps claim he was simply enforcing the law when it comes to separating children from their parents democrats argue it was a choice the uses what amounts to government sponsored child abuse as political leverage a bargaining chip in his effort to force through an extremist immigration agenda
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the house of representatives will vote in immigration legislation on thursday but with competing ideas on the best way forward there's no clear idea of what might get enough votes to succeed and this issue isn't about to go away alan fischer al-jazeera washington. marcus langer is a law professor at the university of michigan she says trump's executive order won't actually make much of a difference i think this is a situation of smoke and mirrors by the administration there saying ok we'll stop to examine separations but the policies that they've announced are very likely to continue with family separation and they're just trying to diffuse the growing protests rather than to actually solve the problem many of them are still in the country and some of them are not the administration has disavowed any intention of reuniting those families so some of them will be reunited through the efforts of lawyers and advocates who will figure out ways to get through the administration's roadblocks but the administration itself is not lifting one finger to reunite those
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people and is in fact getting in the way and has said they have no interest in changing what goes on with that twenty three hundred a stolen babies stolen children. the saudi iraqi coalition and yemen says it has taken full control of the airport and her data. and its offensive to push the rebels from the city in the fighting are the people of her data who are struggling to survive with gwendolyn supplies matheson reports. the classrooms at this her data school were once places of learning now they shelter whole families whose homes are being destroyed. since two thousand and fifteen the warplanes have been firing missiles at our place because the rebel camps were close when the attacks increased and the bullets fell into our houses and many of them were destroyed we left we have come to the school to stay here. i have my twins we left and we didn't take anything not even a mattress and we come to in go back to our houses. a few kilometers away
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fighters loyal to president hadi celebrate as they seize control of data airport the balance tipped by intensified air strikes from saudi arabia and u.a.e. fighter plane. the rebels say they still control the city and the seaport and it's the port that the coalition really wants. supplies coming in to yemen including food and medicine as well as its oil exports all go through hard data whoever controls the port and the city could have a tight grip on goods in and out of yemen. but the coalition also says weapons supplied by iran a smuggled to rebels through the port and that's why her data's a target to run and the who fears deny allegations of weapons smuggling speaking in a pro hooty t.v. network the rebels leader remains defiant. most of the coastal area of the hama
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still free enter a large area of the coast is under control of our people and. even if they bring the wolves we will not submit or collapse. meanwhile airstrikes creep closer to the center of the city the coalition says who the fighters are using civilians as human shields they say who think tanks are hidden in populated areas. aid agencies say if supplies of food water and medicine start coming it will make the severe humanitarian crisis even worse for the people of what data the chances of survival are dwindling rob matheson. seven former detainees and prisoners run by the united arab emirates and yemen have described what they call a system of sexual torture tell the associated press they were raped and abused by you many guards under u.s. control but the denies managing or running presence in the country donna karan reports. a window into what's being described as
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a world of rampant sexual torture and impunity these drawings were smuggled out of iraq to run prisons in yemen made on plastic plates with ink detainees held without charge or trial described humiliation to the associated press news agency one caption in arabic says it's real terrorism and another drawing prisoners being transported in a pickup truck are naked blindfolded and handcuffed seven former detainee spoke to reporters about what they've witnessed they say rape electrocution and beatings took place at five detention centers including at the iraqi forces headquarters in the country the u.a.e. mission in geneva tweeted that it has never managed or run prisons or secret detention centers in yemen but the accusations don't come as a surprise in march human rights groups accuse the united arab emirates of making arbitrary arrests in southern yemen. we have got to admit. that the
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u.a.e. is responsible for. over an hour. in europe. for months many residents demanded to know where their missing relatives are u.a.e. military commanders in yemen have repeatedly denied running secret prisons there. the head of government said it best to go with the u.a.e. has. to deny any rule. but abuses you know their procedures are. right. the three year war in yemen has caused a complete breakdown of law and order especially in the south where militias operate beyond the control of the courts and the internationally recognized government in addition to the disappearances in torture there have been reports of executions and assassinations diana carom al-jazeera. police in france are being
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accused of abusing the rights of migrants and refugees as they wait to cross the border from italy international charities and activists say detention is routine asylum procedures are not properly explained and the rights of refugee children are being ignored as a taco bell of reports police commissioners refuse the allegations saying they're just trying to stop illegal immigration. french border police search a train in malta are the first stop from the border with italy migrants try to cross into france on this line every day but few make it the government's crackdown on illegal immigration and police checks authority pressure on police to turn back migrants says this m.e.p. is leading to rights abuses is a silent the police said there was no one inside here but when we asked to go in we saw a young people lying on the floor there was no interpreter no lawyer given no possibility to file an asylum request last year french officers on this border stop fifty thousand migrants many walked from italy taking dangerous. manton groups like this
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man who didn't wish to be identified but described being detained by french officers we don't have a blanket we don't have clothes as we don't have shoes. some boy is dead to be due to do or because he's really called me and he's hungry. enough to dad's old money to police monies. to study between he and the boys. there are only a few hundred metres between the french and italian border posts which face the mediterranean sea all along this road we have spoken to migrants who say that they were detained overnight by the french border police in a police station down there they all say the same thing they were locked inside with no food no access to information and activists in this region say that is extremely common what's more they say the french police are falsifying documents in order to turn away my clients one hundred eighty. under french law child refugees
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a guaranteed state protection but charity workers here say french police often ignore the rules unfortunately it's so common so we have that there where you see that somebody is written in for the regional birthday and the police change because in that way they don't have the responsibility to taking charge of the might of the allegations have angered police difficult to commit. these accusations because every day my colleagues face migrants you pretend to be minus. on all sides the lack of trust is clear there's also frustration that the european union isn't doing more to deal with the migration crisis leaving individual countries to cope and leaving the most vulnerable people lost in uncertainty natasha butler al jazeera. so head on al-jazeera. a dumping ground for electronic waste are banned in china.

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