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The Six-Day War was a short Arab–Israeli conflict, lasted 6 days, where Israelcube conquered new lands.

Background

Wars before the Six-Day-War

Ever since Israel-icon (1966 soldier) Israelcube's victory in 1948 and 1956, the Arab League-icon Arab coalition led by Egypt-icon (1954) Egyptball, Syria-icon (1967) Syriaball, and Jordan-icon (1967) Jordanball was eager to change the situation by defeating Israel-icon (1966 soldier) Israelcube. Both sides understood the conflict was far from over and were preparing for the next stage of confrontation. International interference and inability of the sides to find a settlement made one of the most iconic conflicts of the modern era - the Six-Day War inevitable. 

Tensions Arise

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

Preparation for War

In the next few days Egypt-icon (1954) Egyptball, Syria-icon (1967) Syriaball, Jordan-icon (1967) Jordanball, and Republic of Sudan-icon (1956-69) Sudanball started mobilization of their forces, Iraq-icon Iraqi Republicball (1958–68) sent expeditionary forces to Jordan-icon (1967), and Saudi Arabia-icon 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) Egyptball to block Israel-icon (1966 soldier) 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) Israelcube established a "National Unity Government", which on June 4 decided to go to war. 

War & Fronts

Advantages of the Arabs

The Arab League-icon Arab Coalition of Egypt-icon (1954) Egyptball, Syria-icon (1967) Syriaball, and Jordan-icon (1967) Jordanball had an advantage over Israel-icon (1966 soldier) Israelcube in deployed troops with 240 thousand against 100 thousand, in tanks with 2,504 against 800, and with aircrafts with 957 against 300.

Operation Focus & Air War

Israel-icon (1966 soldier) Israelcube planned to strike on June 5 with the Operation Focus, which aimed to destroy Egypt-icon (1954) Egyptball's air force. Israel-icon (1966 soldier) Israelcube's media published false reports claiming Israel-icon (1966 soldier) Israelcube's soldiers are on vacation, while their pilots were carrying out training sorties as usual. Their intelligence helped make these trainings as realistic as possible. They also damaged the tracking antenna of Murica-icon USAball's embassy to prevent Murica-icon USAball finding out about the operation before the strike took place. Israel-icon (1966 soldier) Israelcube's pilots were informed about the start of the operation only 5 hours in. At the same time, Egypt-icon (1954) Egyptball's air defence was effectively off on June 5. Nearly 200 Israel-icon (1966 soldier) Israelcube's aircrafts attacked 14 Egypt-icon (1954) Egyptball's airfields and caught them absolutely off guard. 338 Egypt-icon (1954) Egyptball's aircrafts were destroyed. 100 pilots were killed within 3 hours. The Jordan-icon (1967) Jordanball's and Syria-icon (1967) Syriaball's airforce attacked Israel-icon (1966 soldier) Israelcube in retaliation at 11 AM on June 5th. The response of Israel-icon (1966 soldier) Israelcube's airforce was to attack their airfields which led to the destruction of all 28 Jordan-icon (1967) Jordanball's and 53 Syria-icon (1967) Syriaball's and 10 Iraq-icon Iraqi Republicball (1958–68)'s planes. Operation Focus was a decisive success: Israel-icon (1966 soldier) Israelcube lost only 19 planes in this Operation and guaranteed its total air dominance for the rest of the war. Meanwhile in Lebanon-icon Lebanonball, the country was minorly attacked, leaving 1 plane gone, although it didn't join the war, there was still some minor involvement.

Ground War

The ground war was taking place at three fronts: the Sinai front, the Jordanian front, and the Syrian front. 

Sinai Front

Numbers, Gaza Attack, & Arish Advance

On the Sinai front, Egypt-icon (1954) Egyptball's forces consisted of seven divisions: four armored, two infantry, and one mechanized infantry. Egypt-icon (1954) Egyptball had 100,000 troops and 900-950 tanks in the Sinai, so Israel-icon (1966 soldier) Israelcube concentrated 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) Israelcube's plan was to catch Egypt-icon (1954) 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) Israelcube's division, consisting of three brigades and commanded by Israel-icon (1966 soldier) Major General Israel Tai started its advance towards Egypt-icon (1954) Arishball through Egypt-icon (1954) Gazaball with an aim to encircle Egypt-icon (1954) Khan Yunisball, while the paratroopers were ordered to take Egypt-icon (1954) Rafahball. Initally, Egypt-icon (1954) 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) 60th armoured brigade ramped up. This did not stop the Israel-icon (1966 soldier) Israeli forces from reaching Israel-icon (1966 soldier) Khan Yunisball Railway Junction in 4 Hours. Afterwards the Israel-icon (1966 soldier) IDF advanced on Egypt-icon (1954) Sheikh Zuweidball and defeated fierce Egypt-icon (1954) Egyptball resistance thanks to air domination. The road on Egypt-icon (1954) Arishball was open and by 8 AM on the 6th of July, elements of the Israel-icon (1966 soldier) 79th Armored Battalion and the Israel-icon (1966 soldier) 7th Brigade entered the "suspiciously quiet city" aka the outskirts of Egypt-icon (1954) Arishball. Suddenly Egypt-icon (1954) 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) 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) Bir Lahfanball and Israel-icon (1966 soldier) Jabal Libniball.

Continued Sinai Attack; Battle of Abu-Agelia and Egyptian Retreat

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

Jordanian Front

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Syrian Front

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Mediterranean Campaign

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