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    • Margie in Tel Aviv
    • 10.08.07 | 10:23 (IDT)

    So by your account Syria had all the Golan except a thin perimeter around the edge. What happened? I presume that they knew that they were outplayed and retreated. They won the sheshbesh and lost the Golan. from the Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-Day_War On the next day, June 10, the central and northern groups joined in a pincer movement on the plateau, but that fell mainly on empty territory as the Syrian forces fled. Several units joined by Elad Peled climbed to the Golan from the south, only to find the positions mostly empty as well. During the day, the Israeli units stopped after obtaining manoeuvre room between their positions and a line of volcanic hills to the west. To the east the ground terrain is an open gently sloping plain. This position later became the cease-fire line known as the "Purple Line".

    from the article: Israel sends conciliatory messages to Damascus
    First published 00:00 09.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 09.08.07
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