1973 raid on Egyptian missile bases

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16 October 1973 raid on Egyptian missile bases
Part of the Yom Kippur War
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SA-2 missile on a launcher
Date 16 October 1973
Location West bank of the Suez Canal, Egypt
Result Israeli victory
Belligerents
Israel Israel  Egypt
Commanders and leaders
Major Giora Lev
Strength
264th battalion of the 421st brigade Unknown
Casualties and losses
None 3 missile bases destroyed, tanks and other defending military forces

The 16 October 1973 raid on Egyptian missile bases was an Israeli raid that took place during the Yom Kippur War. Conducted by the Israel Defense Forces' 421st brigade, its goal was the creation of a corridor in the dense Egyptian air defense array, thus allowing Israeli Air Force activity in the vicinity of the Suez Canal.[1] Egyptian military forces were significantly weakened in the operation due the destruction of several tanks and three missile bases. According to Israeli claims Israeli forces did not sustain any losses in personnel or equipment.

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