Abandoned Syrian T-62 tanks on the Golan Heights (Wikipedia/IDF)

A captured Syrian commander explained what caused him to retreat when his tanks were on the verge of storming through to the center of the Jewish state.

As the Yom Kippur War began in 1973, a small group of Israeli tanks was tasked with guarding the Golan Heights from an invading force of three Syrian infantry divisions and over a thousand Syrian tanks.

By day four of the war, just three Israeli tanks stood against 150 enemy tanks in an area of the Golan now known as the Valley of Tears.

Rather than proceed against the three tanks, the Syrian forces suddenly and inexplicably turned around to head back to Syria. Why they did so remained a mystery, until the Mossad interrogated the commander of Syria’s 9th Army Division. Find out the shocking facts the commander revealed.