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After Israel seized Tor airfield The fighting on 2 November, an airlift began. Through the night of 2/3 November, Dakotas and NordAtlases ferried a battalion of the 12th Infantry Brigade into Tor. Overland from Parker's Memorial, meanwhile, came the remainder of the 202nd Paratroop Brigade, arriving at Tor late the following afternoon. Here the paratroops consolidated, departing the next day for Sharm el-Sheikh via a paved road. After leaving Dhahab on 3 November, the 9th Infantry Brigade again encountered enemy forces, this time at Jebel Ashiri and Wadi Kid.

In blitzkrieg fashion, Dayan instructed his units to focus on attaining and exploiting a breakthrough, rather than tediously reducing each enemy strongpoint. He knew Israeli forces could mop up after routing the Egyptian Army in Sinai. Dayan provided similar striking power to each sector. Against the south and its triple swath of minefields directly adjacent to the border, he allocated two battalions of the 1st Infantry and an engineer contingent responsible for penetrating minefields and elaborate Egyptian defenses such as bunkers and trenches.

Unaccustomed to his new post, he neglected a grave threat: the 7th Armored Brigade's western flanking maneuver. This pincer developed slowly. For 12 hours Major Ben-Ari and Israeli scouts, miles from friendly forces, guarded al-Dayyiqa while Lieutenant Colonel Avraham Adan and his battalion traversed the pass in darkness with their armor. En 36 Essential Histories • The Suez Crisis 1956 route Adan abandoned wheeled vehicles as these could not negotiate rocky obstacles. Accompanying Adan on this treacherous slog was Colonel Ben-Ari, who earlier on 30 October split his unit three ways.

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