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Salan took Phú Thọ on November 5.
Salan took Phu Doan on November 9 by a parachute drop.
Salan took Phú Yên on November 13.
Salan correctly guessed what the Việt Minh were up to and cancelled the operation on November 14, beginning to withdraw back to the De Lattre Line.
The only major fighting during the operation came during the withdrawal, when the Việt Minh ambushed the French column at Chan Muong on November 17.