Friday, January 30, 2015

ALLIED ARAB ARMIES OOB, YOM KIPPUR WAR, OCTOBER 1973

ALLIED ARAB ARMIES OOB, YOM KIPPUR WAR, OCTOBER 1973

The Arab Nations provided considerable reinforcements to Egypt and Syria during the 1973 War. However, the reinforcements arrived at different times during the conflict. Lt General Shazly rates them in order of effectiveness as follows: Iraq, Algeria, Libya, Jorda, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Kuwait, Tunisa. He pays special attention to the Iraq Hunter pilots operating on the Egyptian Front.
Algeria's three squadrons of aircraft arrived in Egypt between October the 9th - 11th, while the armoured brigade arrived on the 17th. While Libya's forces were in Egypt prior to the war beginning.


Egyptian Front
Land elements included:
Algeria: 1 x Armoured Brigade
Libya: 1 x Armoured Brigade
Morocco: 1 x Infantry Brigade
Sudan: 1 x Infantry Brigade
Kuwait: 1 x Infantry Battalion
Tunisa: 1 x Infantry Battalion

Syrian Front
Primary land elements included:
3rd Iraqi Armoured Division:
6th Armoured Brigade (130 Tanks)
? Armoured Brigade (130 Tanks)
8th Mechanised Brigade (50 Tanks)

Iraqi Infantry Division:
Unknown organisation

Jordanian Contingent:
40th Jordanian Armoured Brigade (Centurion; M113)
Additional Armoured Brigade
Moroccan Expeditionary Force:

1 x Armoured Regiment
Saudi Arabia:

1 x Infantry Brigade (Jordanian Defensive Front)

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