August 27, 1969:
Less than an hour before midnight, an Israeli commando force ferried by helicopters penetrates deep inside Egyptian territory--160 miles from Israeli lines along the Suez Canal-- and shells a regional military headquarters in the Manqabad area near Asyut, the largest city in Upper Egypt. It's the first Israeli raid on a military installation near the Nile.
The raid is just one of 126 firing incidents along the Egyptian Israeli lines in just one week of the so-called war of attrition.
The War of Attrition between Israel and Egypt lasted from 1968 to 1970 and was fought along the cease-fire lines that ended the 1967 Six Day War.