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    The Six Day War was a series of wars between Israel-icon.png Israelcube and the Arabballs. In it, Israelcube conquered new lands, which is Sinai.

    On May 13, 1967, Soviet-icon.png USSRball falsely informed Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball about concentration of 11-13 brigades of the Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israeli Defence Forcescube with the intent to strike Syria-icon (1967).png Syriaball. In response, Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball started concentrating forces along the border with Israel-icon.png Israelcube in Sinai and on May 16 demanded UN-icon.png UNball peacekeeping forces to leave the peninsula. At the same time, Israel-icon.png Israelcube refused the request of UN-icon.png UNball on deployment of the UNEF on their side of the border either.

    In the next few days, Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball, Syria-icon (1967).png Syriaball, Jordan-icon (1967).png Jordanball, and Republic of Sudan-icon (1956-69).png Sudanball started mobilization of their forces, Iraq-icon.png Iraqi Republicball (1958–68) sent expeditionary forces to Jordan-icon (1967).png, and Saudi Arabia-icon.png expressed its willingness to participate in military actions. But the turning point, which made the full scale confrontation inevitable was the decision of Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball to block Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube's ships from entering the Straits of Tiran from May 22-23 as it did before the Suez Crisis. On June 1, Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube established a "National Unity Government", which on June 4 decided to go to war. 

    On the Sinai front, Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball's forces consisted of seven divisions: four armored, two infantry, and one mechanized infantry. Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball had 100,000 troops and 900-950 tanks in the Sinai, so Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube concent[1]</ref></ref></ref></ref>rated three divisions consisting of six armored, one infantry, and one mechanized infantry and three paratrooper brigades for a total of 70,000 men and 700 tanks along this front. Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube's plan was to catch Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball off-guard by attacking simultaneously with air strikes, and attacking through the Northern and Central routes in the Sinai Peninsula instead of the Central and Southern Routes used during the Sinai War. On the 5th of June, at 7:50 a.m., the northernmost Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube's division, consisting of three brigades and commanded by Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Major General Israel Tai started its advance towards Egypt-icon (1954).png Arishball through Egypt-icon (1954).png Gazaball with an aim to encircle Egypt-icon (1954).png Khan Yunisball, while the paratroopers were ordered to take Egypt-icon (1954).png Rafahball. Initally, Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball offered little resistance, since their intelligence concluded that, this was a diversion rather than a main attack. However, soon resistance against the Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png 60th armoured brigade ramped up. This did not stop the Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israeli forces from reaching Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Khan Yunisball Railway Junction in 4 Hours. Afterwards the Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png IDF advanced on Egypt-icon (1954).png Sheikh Zuweidball and defeated fierce Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball resistance thanks to air domination. The road on Egypt-icon (1954).png Arishball was open and by 8 AM on the 6th of July, elements of the Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png 79th Armored Battalion and the Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png 7th Brigade entered the "suspiciously quiet city" aka the outskirts of Egypt-icon (1954).png Arishball. Suddenly Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptballs started firing from the balconies, windows and there was a heavy battle going on for control of the city and the Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png IDF was only able to take full control of the city after reinforcements were sent. The northernmost division then spilt into two parts. One of them continued the advance on the Suez Canal, while the second group turned south and captured Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Bir Lahfanball and Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Jabal Libniball.

    Further south on the 6th of June, the 14 thousand men 150 tank strong Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israeli 38th Armored Division under Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Major-General Ariel Sharon was confronted by the Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptian 2nd Infantry Division under Egypt-icon (1954).png Major-General Sa'adi Nagib, consisting of 16,000 troops and 90 tanks. Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube successfully advanced towards Egypt-icon (1954).png Abu Ageilaball. The Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png paratroopers landed behind Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball's positions and sew enough confusion to weaken the artillery of Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball's defence, which opened the way of the Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png IDF to capture Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Um Katefball. It was followed by a fierce close tank battle, which ended up in Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube's victory and the capture of Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Abu Ageilaball with 40 of Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball's and 19 of Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube's tanks destroyed. Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball's forces in Sinai were still largely intact, but the field marshal Egypt-icon (1954).png Abdel Hakim Amer panicked and ordered retreat of all units from Sinai after hearing the fall of Egypt-icon (1954).png Abu Ageilaball. Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png This order did not elaborate on the sequence and manner of the retreat, which only decreased the defensive capabilities of Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball's troops. During the following days the Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png IDF continued its advance westward and inflicted heavy losses on Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball. Despite episodic heavy resistance by Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball as in Bin Gafgafaball, the napalm bombing by the Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube's aviation and uncontrolled retreat weakened the morale of Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball's troops. Instead of catching and retreating Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball, the Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png IDF decided to capture 3 passes from Sinai to Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball's mainland and face  Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball's troops there. Although Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png IDF was not able to stop all Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball's troops from crossing, these passes became a killing ground for Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball's troops with 10,000 being killed in one day alone. The capture of Sinai was completed by the fall of Egypt-icon (1954).png Sharm El-Sheikball Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png on June 7th and Egypt-icon (1954).png Ras Sudarball on June 8th. On June 9th, UN-icon.png UNball's security council achieved armistice between sides. As such, the war was a decisive victory for Israelcube, they achieved total air domination and also caught Egyptball by surprise.

    Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube wanted to avoid confrontation with Jordan-icon (1967).png Jordanball and Syria-icon (1967).png Syriaball before defeating Egypt, but the offers of neutrality to Jordan-icon (1967).png Jordanball were rejected, as the Egyptian president Nasser persuaded King Hussein of Jordan that, Egypt had an advantage against Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube. On the morning of 5 June both sides started the fire, but Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube attempted a last grasp attempt to avoid confrontation by passing its request of peace through the UN representative Bull. King Hussein countered that it was already too late and the Jordanian air force and aviation was already on the way. Jordanian and Iraqi aviation started shelling Israeli controlled File:Jerusalem-icon.png-icon.png Jerusalem-icon.pngball West Jerusalemcube, which caused 16, military and 20 civilian casualties, with 900 buildings damaged. Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube responded with its own attack within the Operation Focus, which damaged military aviation infrastructure of Jordan-icon (1967).png Jordanball and secured the Israeli air dominance. East Jerusalem-icon.png East Jerusalemball was controlled by Jordan-icon (1967).png Jordanball at the time and the Jordanian army took position in the UN residency - the Government House to fire on the Israeli sector. The Jerusalem Brigade's Reserve Battalion 161 of Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube took the Government house despite heavy losses and forced Jordanians to retreat to Bethlehem-icon.png Bethlehemball. Later on that day, Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube encircled East Jerusalem-icon.png East Jerusalemball with the Jerusalem Brigade from the south, and the mechanized Harel Brigade and 55th Paratroopers Brigade from the north. Fierce battle happened for the Ammunition Hill. Jordanian resistance was so strong that, the IDF lost all but two of their attacking officers and achieved their goal only after 4 hours. 55th Paratroopers Brigade afterwards drove eastwards, reaching Mount Scopus and defeating the other Jordanian positions around the American colony. Towards the evening of June 5, the mechanized Harel Brigade succeeded in taking Latrunball and Ramallahball. Also, the 163rd Infantry Battalion secured Abu Tor and cut the Old City from Bethlehem-icon.png Bethlehemball and Hebronball. On June 7 the Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan ordered the IDF to enter the Old City despite reservations and concerns of the Israeli Government. The fighting was conducted solely by the paratroopers out of fear of the destruction of holy sites. IDF took control of the Old City after little resistance. Judeaball, Hebronball, Bethlehem-icon.png Bethlehemball, and Nablusball were also captured by the IDF on June 7. Remnants of the Jordanian army fell back into Jordan-icon (1967).png Jordanball. Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube was victorious on this front as well.

    Syria-icon (1967).png Syriaball also believed Nasser about Egypt-icon (1954).png Egyptball's early success in the conflict and sent its aviation to attack Galilee. This attack was intercepted by the Israeli aviation. A minor ground attack was also attempted by Syria-icon (1967).png Syriaball in an attempt to capture the water plants at Tel Danball, Danball, and She'ar Yashuvball. This was repulsed by the IDF as well. Israeli air domination, lack of communication by Syrian units, tanks being too wide for bridges were among the causes of unsuccessful attack by Syria-icon (1967).png Syriaball. This caused them to abandon any attempts to make ground offensive on Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube and airstrikes were used and chosen as a method instead. However, on the evening of June 5 Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube stroke Syria-icon (1967).png Syriaball's airfields within Operation Focus, destroying 2/3 of Syria-icon (1967).png Syriaball's airforce and forcing the rest out of conflict. The Israeli leadership was unsure on whether to attack Syria-icon (1967).png Syriaball or not. On one hand Syria-icon (1967).png Syriaball was using the Golan Heights to shell Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube, on the other hand it would have been a literally uphill battle against an entrenched and fortified enemy. But the intelligence about weakened positions of Syria-icon (1967).png Syriaball in general in Golan Heights in particular led Dayan to order an offensive on Golan without government authorization. Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube's offensive started with air strikes which severely damaged defensive infrastructure and morale of Syria-icon (1967).png Syriaball's army. The 8th Armored Brigade, led by Colonel Albert Mandler, advanced into Golan Heights from Givat HaEm. Heavy fighting in unfavorable terrain led to numerous casualties on both sides, but with the help of the aviation and air force from IDF, they ultimately captured the Zaura, Qala, and Ein Fit fortresses. In the central sector, the Israeli 181st Battalion captured the strongholds of Dardara and Tel Hillai after fierce fighting. By the evening of June 9, Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube reached the plateau, which allowed reinforcements to come. Israel-icon (1966 soldier).png Israelcube had 8 brigades by dawn ready for an assault on the second line of defenses. Soon the ceasefire was negotiated around the so called "Purple Line".

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