I wonder how impressive that really is, though. Israel isn't that wide to begin with, it's something like 71-85 miles at its widest point, which isn't the border with Syria. Combine this with the fact that the war started as a surprise attack by the Arabs, and that the Israelis were fending off more than one attacker, I'm not sure Syria's performance was all that good. That's especially true since the Israelis counterattacked into Syria. I was actually far more impressed with the Egyptians' ability to pull off a surprise contested river crossing of the Suez.