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Romani Egyptian commando ambush
Part of the Yom Kippur War
DateOctober 7, 1973
LocationNorthern section of the Sinai front, near the town of Romani
Result Israeli victory
 Egypt Israel Israel
Commanders and leaders
Unknown Colonel Nathan Nir
Unknown 162nd Division
Casualties and losses
70 dead[1] 10 dead, 20 injured

The Romani Egyptian commando ambush was a battle waged on the morning of the second day of the Yom Kippur War, between the Egyptian military and the Israel Defense Forces in the northern section of the Sinai front, near the town of Romani. It was the Egyptians' most significant attempt to delay the arrival of the IDF's reserve forces at the front. It was also the first battle of the war in which IDF reserve forces took part and the first battle waged by the IDF's 162 Division.


  • Avraham Adan,On both sides of the suez, Jerusalem: idanim, 1979
  • Heitan Haber, Zeev Schiff, Lexicon of the Yom Kippur War, Or Yehoda: Zemora-Bitan, Devir, 2003
  • Elyashiv Shimshi,The power to decide: the division commanders on the battlefield, Tel Aviv: Ministry of Defense, 2007.


  1. Haber and Schiff, p. 379. According to another source (Eden, p. 40) the Egypt's casualties were 100 deaths.

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