EYEWITNESSES: A Tale of Two Battle Fronts

To assess the war in the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula, TIME correspondents joined Israeli troops on both fronts.

From the Golan Heights, William Marmon reported:

This area is a strategic imperative for both Israel and Syria. When Syria holds the Heights, it threatens the fertile Israeli settlements in the upper Galilee region. When the Israelis hold it, they have a flat, unimpeded access to Damascus, only 40 miles away. In this war, the Golan witnessed some of the bloodiest combat ever waged in the Middle East. When we drove our orange Volkswagen into the area, we at first passed...

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