On 7 April 1967, Israeli launched an air raid on Damascus in which 6 MIGs were destroyed.
On 12 May Yitzhak Rabin threatened to overthrow the Syrian government.
In response to Syria' call for help, on 16 May, Egypt requested removal of UN troops from Sinai and on 23 May Egypt closed the Straits of Tiran.
The start of the war
At 7:45 AM, local time, on 5 June 1967, Israel attacked Egypt, bombing Egyptian planes on the ground.
By 8 June, Israel has defeated the Jordanian forces and captured the whole of the West Bank. On the morning of 9 June, Israel attacked the Syria.
The end of the war
By 10 June, Israel had captured the entire Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights.
The UN set a ceasefire at 16:30 GMT (17:30 Irish Summer Time) after Israel and Syria agreed to position UN observers on both sides of the front line at Kuneitra, nine miles (14 km) inside Syria, and at Tiberias, on the Israeli side.
But Syria has said Israeli fighter planes flew over its capital, Damascus, five minutes after the ceasefire had been due to come into force.
Two hours later the observers sent word to the UN Security Council in New York that firing on both sides of the front line had indeed stopped.
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