Muhammad Sidqi Mahmud

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Muhammad Sidqi Mahmud was the commanding general of the Egyptian Air Force during the Six-Day War in 1967. He and the other senior Egyptian commanders, including Field Marshal Amer and General Anwar al-Qadi were in an airplane en route to Bir al-Thamada to inspect the troops stationed in the Sinai when the Israeli offensive Operation Focus began on the morning of 5 June.[1] The bulk of Egypt's combat aircraft were destroyed in the attack.


  1. ^ Gawrych, George W. "The Battle of Abu Ageila, 1967". Key to the Sinai, the Battles for Abu Agelia in the 1956 and 1967 Arab Israeli Wars (PDF). Combined Arms Research Library. p. 99. Retrieved 2008-08-14.