From: Cameron, Missouri
Turn 8 (10/9/73 PM) IDF Movement
Again, no pictures of the fronts after my turn due to immediate ending of turn.
In the Golan there was a single attack as the 3rd/109th Mechanized Bn continued its attacks against the depleted Syrian special forces in Qiryat Shermona, driving them out of the city, but not destroying them despite causing heavy loses (25%) to an already out of supply unit. Other movements ensured that the IDF had a strong front.
There was more action in then Sinai this turn. The 401st Armor Bgd, 204th Mechanized Bgd, 35th Para Bgd, with strong air support, attacked the Egyptian 3rd/2nd Mechanized and 2nd/2nd Mechanized Bn, 19th Division Recon Bgd, 3rd Army Recon Bdg, and the 130th Amphibious Bgd, which had good Artillery support (3x brigades at half strength) east of Jabal el Giddi. The result was an Arab retreat for the loss of 8 M60A1 tanks and some infantry squads.
Later during the day as fresh, or somewhat fresh, units began to arrive near Bir Gifgafa they launched an attack to clear the area near the airfield/crossroads. The 110th Mechanized Bgd, 8th Infantry Bgd, 202nd Para Bgd, and 111th Mechanized Bgd, with air support and rocket support attacked the 6th Mechanized Bgd which had support from 6 artillery Bgds. The Egyptians were forced to retreat with 15% loses.
Finally as the day turned into night the 11th Armor Bgd, 500th Armor Bgd, with support from artillery and air attacked the Egyptian 4th Anti-tank Bgd, 4th Division Recon Bgd, and the 1st Mechanized Bgd causing their retreat and allowing an advance into their spot in the southern sector.