The 1973 conflict between Israel and a coalition of Arba states led by Egypt. The war took place mainly in Golan and the Sinai peninsula. It began when the Arab coalition launched a surprise attack on Israeli positions. Initially, Egyptian forces crossed the Suez Canal towards the Sinai. However, the result was a stalemate once Israeli forces were mobilised. Israeli forces eventually encircled the city of Suez, and early gains by Syria in the Golan Heights were easily countered by Israel. The fall-out of the Yom Kippur war led to the Camp David Accords (1978).