Rebel forces succeeded in taking Hill 302, the feature that dominates the road from Zaragoza to Calatayud and Medinacelli. The battle for this position saw some particularly hard fighting between a company of loyal army forces supported by anarchist militia and attacking rebels spearheaded by a battalion of the Guardia Civil. The government forces were reinforced by a company of dinamiteros who decimated the attacking Guardia Civil. However, in the end, numbers told and the defenders – who lacked artillery and machineguns – had to fall back leaving the road to Calatayud open to the Rebels.
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