October Liberatory War in Syria in 2024

October Liberatory War in Syria in 2024
Map of Syria in German. Image by Michael Gaida , via Pixabay
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October Liberatory War
  Dates of October Liberatory War in Syria
2025 Syria Mon, Oct 6 Public Holiday
2024 Syria Sun, Oct 6 Public Holiday
2023 Syria Fri, Oct 6 Public Holiday
2022 Syria Thu, Oct 6 Public Holiday
2021 Syria Wed, Oct 6 Public Holiday

Celebrates victory in the October War of 1973 against Israel.

When is October Liberatory War?

October Liberatory War is a national holiday in Syria and is always celebrated on October 6th.

It marks the start of the October War (also known as the Yom Kippur War) against Israel in 1973.

History of October Liberatory War

During the Six-day War with Israel in June 1967, Egypt had lost control of the Sinai Peninsula.

In an attempt to regain the territory, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat carried out a surprise attack on October 6th 1973. The attack was supported by the Syrians and met with initial success when more than 80,000 Egyptian troops breached the fortifications set up by the Israelis and took control of the Sinai territory. After two days, the Egyptians were forced to retreat when the Israeli army counterattacked and surrounded the Egyptian forces.

The war ended in a cease-fire brokered by the United States. The assault proved unsuccessful in liberating the Sinai Peninsula, but the conflict directly led to talks at Camp David organised by US President Jimmy Carter. These talks resulted in the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty of 1979 which eventually saw the return of the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt.

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