Yoman Geva 464, 1970

War of Attrition Battles in the Golan Heights

1970
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In the largest skirmish in the Golan Heights since the Six-Day War, the Israeli Air Force intercepted 3 Syrian MiG; one Israeli Phantom was shot down, and its pilot Gideon Magen and navigator Pini Nahmani were captured by the Syrians. The attack, instigated by the IDF, started an exchange of fire that lasted for hours along the border, and which cost the life of an IDF officer.

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