On Tuesday, October 10, the decisive battle was waged in the Valley of Tears, which actually sealed the fate of the war on the Golan Heights. The Syrians amassed forces in an attempt to break through the Israeli line along the Hermon mountain range, north of Kuneitra. Under heavy artillery fire, a massive attack of Syrian tanks and half-tracks managed to close the distance between the sides and brought about a “tank to tank battle”, with a mere few hundred meters separating the sides. The Syrians were on the Valley of Tears road. The heavy artillery fire made it difficult for the IDF soldiers to see the area and identify the enemy. Under the command of the tank battalion commander, Avigdor Kahalanni, a few tanks, which fought courageously, enduring losses in life, the reorganization of tank teams, a lack of ammunition, a feeling of uncertainty and the omniscient presence of death, managed to reach the ramparts – from where it was possible to see the valley and to gain strategic control over the entire area.