Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said, on Thursday, that the 10th of Ramadan military victory reflects the brilliance of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
“Today, we are witnessing the anniversary of the victory of the 10th of Ramadan. This precious memory reflects the brilliance of the Egyptian military in retrieving the land and conquering the impossible,” Al-Sisi posted on his official page on social media.
The 10th of Ramadan victory corresponds to the 6th of October War in 1973 when Egypt and Syria, supported by Arab countries, defeated the Israeli forces in Sinai and the Golan.
Al-Sisi paid tribute to the war’s martyrs, describing them as a source of inspiration “to win any battle in life,” extending his respect and appreciation to the heroes who achieved this great victory.
He said that those martyrs inspired him with “the spirit of determination to protect the dignity of the nation and maintain the permanent and powerful readiness to introduce the best meanings of loyalty, belonging, and sacrifice.”
On 5 June 1967, Israel captured the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank, Old City of Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights in the Six-Day War.
On 6 October 1973, the Egyptian Armed Forces launched its war against the Israeli troops.
The war paved the way for later negotiations, which led to the signing of the Egypt–Israel peace treaty in 1979, and the liberation of the entire Sinai, except for Taba which was recovered by Egypt through international arbitration in 1989.