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1/1 Chromite II Log Request

Location: PB London

Time wanted: At server start is possible

Content:

9 x rolls of toilet paper

30 x 24hr rations

1 x warm weather sleeping bag (Separate report of why Pte Jakobsen needs a new one will be sent shortly)

30 x AAA batteries (Pte Jakobsen used ours for personal use, see separate report)

5 x flasks of CLP (Again, see separate report for more info on what Pte Jakobsen used it for)

5 x Notepad A5 

15 x Incident report forms (Ours have been used up already, see reports about Pte Jakobsen's shenanigans)

 

/LCpl Dahl

(No, this is not serious, but I got in the mood for some RP)

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To: A Coy J2
From: 1/1
OP: Chromite I

1. Shooting at TNP checkpoint
2. TNP had set up a 4 man checkpoint inside the village of Anar. As myself and Pte Jakobsen were talking to officer Hassan(Hasin?) a civilian vehicle approached. It was stopped and two civvies were brought to the TNP position for questioning. At that time the civvies rabbited and the TNP began shooting at them. One of the civvies made it to a nearby pickup and drove off at high speed, clipping a TNP officer in the process. The TNP set off in pursuit leaving one dead civvie and their own dead officer behind.
3. When: Late morning.
4. Where: T-junction in the centre of Anar, sector green, see images below.
5. Media: https://imgur.com/a/haoAb
6. Additional: This was a mess. Outgoing IC was telling me the village was really peaceful. one shooting maybe 3 months ago and that was some pissed off local with a handgun. 2 hours after we arrive and the TNP have brassed the place up.

Before the civilians showed up the gist of the conversation I was having with the officer in charge of the checkpoint was: Reported that had set up VCP. Would be used to frisk random people. Looking for smugglers. Smugglers known to use route from NE of Anar. Baram is destination hotspot for weapons being smuggled. No known suspects.

We'll play this out. We're not going to be doing any lengthy patrols until the village is not at risk.

Mac

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To: A Coy J2
From: 1/1
OP: Chromite II

1. Bus Crash at Southern outskirts of Anar
2. A civilian approached the PB visibly agitated and in broken English explained a bus carrying civilians had crashed nearby. We pushed out immediately to triage the casualties. Upon arrival there were two injured civilians who had managed to get out of the bus on the road edge. There were further casualties on the bus. Pte Coupe dealt with the casualties on the road while we checked out the casualties on the bus who were regrettably P4. Liaised with 10B to casevac the civilians. In total there were two P4's and 2 P1's casevac'd. The civilian who had approached the PB wanted to make his own way home. No cause for the crash was given.
3. When: 13:10L approx.
4. Southern Outskirts of Anar
5. Media: N/A
6. Additional: N/A

1. Hostage Situation
2. As we returned from dealing with the bus crash our presence was requested to assist with a developing hostage situation. We responded in two Jackals, three man team in each. After a quick briefing on the situation we pushed hard for the target compound, using our vehicles to block potential egress routes and assaulted the compound from two sides. Regrettably all hostages had been killed and the attackers had withdrawn by the time we got there. A civilian was in a nearby building, claiming to be the brother of the victims and potential witness to their murder. Initial questioning was not greatly successful and he was passed onto the TNP for further questioning.
3. When: 13:45L.
4. GR TBC
5. Media: N/A
6. Additional: N/A

Mac

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To: A Coy J2
From: 1/1
OP: Chromite III

1. TNP HQ Shooting
2. Two men on a motorbike drove up, dismounted and engaged the occupants of the TNP HQ with small arms fire at close range.
3. When: 17:00L approx.
4. TNP HQ, SW of FERUZ ABAD
5. Media: N/A
6. Additional: TNP and 1/1C engaged the shooters, and dropped one as they fled the scene. 1/1C maintained our checkpoint to keep the Shura secure and our TNP colleague immediately went to the station to help. At this time 1/3 acting as QRF arrived and pushed past to help deal with the casualties and pursue the remaining shooter.

1. Assist TNP colleagues
2. Following the shooting at the TNP HQ 1/1 pushed out as the lead Victors in a convoy to aid the TNP in hunting for the shooter. We pushed to the outskirts of an area with suspected IED's and began sweeping the road for the convoy on foot. One IED found at GR 0494 1301. This was marked and avoided. As my vallon teams were coming past there was suspicious activity at a house bordering the road. Immediate entry was made and the occupant placed under arrest on suspicion of planting the IED found. As we had no EOD capability we then proceeding to clear a route parallel to the road for the convoy to move through. At this time we took small arms fire from the hills to the SW and LCpl Dahl sustained injuries to his legs. My vallon teams popped smoke and pulled back to the safety of the Victors. We continued to take sporadic ineffective fire and eventually pulled back to FOB CARPENTER.
3. When: 17:45L.
4. Convoy pushed to GR 052 130 before 1/1 began sweeping further SW on foot.
5. Media: N/A
6. Additional: The man who was detained was brought back to FOB CARPENTER for questioning.

Edited by Cpl MacDonald

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To: A Coy J2
From: 1/1
OP: Chromite IV

1. Investigation of disturbance at PB Kakaru
2. 1/1 Drove to PB Kakaru. Upon arrival the PB seemed deserted. There was no guard on the gate or in the compound and myself and Pte Jakobsen had actually entered the main PB building before a sleepy guard appeared asking what was going on. He had no information on the disturbance reported, said the rest of his unit had left to form a VCP somewhere and suggested knocking on doors in the village to see if anyone knew anything. Considering the early hour and the lack of any solid intel we boarded up and left for PB London.
3. 0650L
4. PB Kakaru
5. Media: N/A
6. Additional: N/A

1. Anar Local Intel - Oil Fields SE of Anar
2. While on patrol I engaged in conversation with the local foreman, Farouk, at the nearby oil drilling facility. He informed me that the site is currently operating on a skeleton crew, 10 staff and 2 security guards. The company is in the process of changing contracts with the government and to save money is bringing in cheaper labour from outside the area. This is causing friction with the locals who are losing jobs as a result. It hasn't caused any violence though and is likely just to be angry protests if anything.
3. When: 07:15L.
4. Main building,  Oilfield SE Anar.
5. Media: N/A
6. Additional: While we don't have any direct sway over what this oil company does the job situation in Anar is likely to be the cause of continuing frustration for locals. I request that we put it to the oil company that the fraction of the money they are saving  with cheaper labour from elsewhere will be dwarfed by the money they will lose if the locals picket the facility and their shipments are delayed as a result. If those shipments are delayed we are not here as a police force and will not get involved in any dispute. If they are prepared to return the jobs to the locals however we could potentially assist with escorting shipments and put out more patrols around the facility.

1. Petrol bomb attack at PB Kakaru
2. 1/1 had patrolled towards the high ground overlooking Kakaru to set up OP's to watch for any activity which might correspond to the disturbances reported. While observing the village a white sedan drove up and two individuals got out and threw petrol bombs over the PB walls. 1/1D engaged at range and disabled the vehicle. 1/1C closed the distance to the village on foot. One of the attackers tried to hide in a building on the outskirts of town and 1/1C were able to apprehend him. The other fled into the hills.

While 1/1C were apprehending the attacker a civilian with a motorbike drove by and despite warning shouts, and warning shots, kept approaching us. The rider was shot as a result. A couple of minutes later a car tried to do the same thing and again, despite warning shouts and shots pushed past us into the village. He crashed nearby and died as a result.

Upon investigation of the PB both TNA soldiers on the position had died. We were able to collect their remains and they were returned to FOB Carpenter. The two casualties from the motorbike and the car crash were left on scene and local first aiders/TNP were informed of their location.
3. 0745L
4. PB Kakaru
5. Media: N/A
6. Additional: While all this was happening we were approached by a local from the village. His conversation was difficult to follow; either his cousin was the man we apprehended or his cousin was missing. We tried to get to the bottom of it but had to return to PB London and informed him to take the matter up with the TNP.

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To: A Coy Logistic
From: 1/1
OP: Chromite V

 

This last OP have shown an unworkable weakness in our FOXHOUND vehicles. We cannot engage targets with any reliability (due to lack of iron sights) or to our direct front or rear. This weakness led to the death of 5 members from 1/1 tonight. Due to this I request ANY form of vehicle to be used instead. I'm sure we can borrow a HMMWV or three from the yanks at Rasman Air Base. 

Edited by LCpl Dahl

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To: A Coy J2
From: 1/1
OP: Chromite V

1. Convoy ambush
2. 1/1 as lead vehicles in a supply convoy spotted an ambush set up ahead with vehicles parked to block our route. I stopped the convoy before the ambush point and shortly after we began taking small arms and RPG fire. Vehicles behind us in the convoy took damage and we held and provided covering fire while they repaired themselves. During that exchange Pte Sullivan was shot and killed while operating one of the foxhounds GPMG's. Once the convoy was able to move again they pushed past us off road and we held to cover their move. As that was happening 2 civilians started approaching us through a nearby stand of trees. We didn't catch what they were trying to say and after lots of warning shots and Jakobsen translating my message for them, in his own inimitable polite fashion, that they FO, they got the hint.

It is with regret that I must report that as we were leaving to rejoin the convoy past the ambush point an RPG hit 1/1D's vehicle, killing all occupants. We were forced to leave the vehicle and our casualties behind as we had no other support available.
3. 15.30L
4. GR 066 168
5. Media: N/A
6. Additional: N/A

1. Shooting of 2 locals found at a British soldier's corpse
2. 1/1C Came across 2 individuals on the road NE of FERUZ ABAD stood over a British soldier's corpse and as we drove up one of them had just picked up the soldier's sidearm. We immediately disembarked and Pte Jakobsen at my instruction ordered them to get on the ground. They did not comply and one jumped back in their car which was parked nearby. I stood in front of that and Pte Jakobsen again repeated the instruction for them to get down. They continued to not comply. Warning shots were fired and they ran at which point they were shot.
3. When: 16:05L.
4. Main road NE FERUZ ABAD, approx GR 067 136
5. Media: N/A
6. Additional: As we were wrapping up this scene we came under sporadic small arms fire. There was also an explosion danger close but cannot say whether IDF, UGL or RPG. We headed back into the cover of FERUZ ABAD at speed.

1. Detaining of suspicious individual
2. While searching the heights SE of FERUZ ABAD for a suspected insurgent we spotted an individual making use of an abandoned military building and tower to watch over the town and FOB CARPENTER. At request of 10B we pushed in and detained him, bringing him back to FOB CARPENTER for questioning. He did come willingly and appeared to live in a building near the tower, GR 064 132. While we did not get chance for a lengthy conversation before other tasking my terp did note down the following: " His name was Jahal Samali, and he had a TNA supervisor. Was apparently in charge of maintenance on that compound."

3. 16:15L
4. PB Kakaru
5. Media: N/A
6. Additional: While all this was happening we were approached by a local. He knew the man we had detained and wanted to know what was going on. He continued to harangue us with insults and abuse; the only thing perhaps of note being that he was convinced nobody would come to the market because of the shootings that had taken place, questioning our ability to protect the market and intimating that we were responsible for lots of civilian casualties.

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To: A Coy J2
From: 1/1
OP: Chromite VI

1. Market Protection
2. 1/1 patrolled the market during market day for the best part of two hours. During that time we observed fairly regular market day behaviour.
3. N/K
4. FERUZ ABAD
5. Media: N/A
6. Additional: N/A

1. VCP duties
2. 1/1 held a VCP on the NE outskirts of FERUZ ABAD. As the market was drawing to a close a motorbike courier approached the VCP and after questioning was allowed through. He claimed to be carrying a parcel which he did not know the contents of but was detailed in who and where it had come from.
3. N/K
4. FERUZ ABAD
5. Media: An image is available upon request
6. Additional: Later as we were returning to FOB CARPENTER there was an explosion within FERUZ ABAD. The same courier was seen exiting the area to the NE at speed.

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To: A Coy J2
From: 1/1
OP: Chromite VII

1. Assault on Bastam
2. As 1/2 and 1/3 pushed into BASTAM on foot we drove in securing the T-junction in the centre of town, 1/1C on the N and 1/1D the S to block the roads. We immediately began taking small arms fire. At that time we saw a British casualty further up the road and attempted to treat him but his injuries were too severe. We then took an RPG danger close on one of the vehicles and I pushed a scratch fireteam into what became known as Compound White to attempt to clear that threat. We had sustained 1 p3 and 1 p2 by now and as we cleared a further building in Compound White I was injured, p1. At this time a civilian came running to towards the foxhounds and sensibly actually got on the ground. While protesting his innocence we restrained him to keep him out of harms way until the firefight had passed. As I was now injured Pte Sullivan stepped up and with a scratch fireteam cleared the remainder of Compound White before going firm and covering the danger from the mosque.
3. N/K
4. BASTAM
5. Media: N/A
6. Additional: Assorted weaponry was recovered from the scene including an RPG and several Kalashnikovs.

 

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To: A Coy J2
From: 1/1
OP: Chromite VIII

1. R&R
2. 1/1 found a nice little watering hole up North and spent some time swimming and relaxing after the previous Op.
3. N/K
4. N/A
5. Media: A photo of LCpl Dahl in a mankini was taken, bidding starts at £20.
6. Additional: N/A

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To: A Coy J2
From: 1/1
OP: Chromite IX

1. Patrol
2. As part of a platoon effort to sweep the hills SW of PB CARDIFF 1/1 patrolled from OP YANKEE to GR 037 114 where we setup a temporary OP. After a stint there we pushed N to GR 037 114 and put out another temporary OP. With no activity we continued to push N and came under danger close enemy contact in GR 028 122 at 07:35L approx. We assaulted through what turned out to be a section strength enemy force. We killed 7 and took 2 P3's. We then went firm at 07:50L in GR 027 122 with a good LOS covering N towards the nearest town.
3. 05:54L - 08:00L
4. Hills W and NW of PB CARDIFF
5. Media: N/A
6. Additional: We were able to collect assorted LMG's, Ak's and other small arms, radios and maps from the enemy dead. We also found a blood trail heading N. It is possible that one of the enemy has been injured and fled towards the N.

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To: A Coy J2

From: LCpl Dahl, 1/1/D

OP: Chromite X

Stage 1, firing positions:

We started where we left off last OP, on a hilltop surrounded by enemy dead. We quickly got an LDP set up and dumped our backpacks under bushes. One backpack with some extra 5.56mm link and explosives was carried by LCpl Dahl during the remainder of operation. Realising a hilltop to our left (SW) would have better eyes towards the town of KUSHBABY Cpl MacDonald switly send a recce team to assess the location. It was indeed a better position and the section moved up to get eyes on target and started making a sighting list on Datalink (sadly was forwarded to Cmd later, something which might have impacted orders). We took contact from a single MG gunner to our north 1400m away. LCpl Dahl called in a firemission of 2 rnds HE on the enemy combatant. They proved ineffective due to the cover of the rocks he was hiding behind. As we couldn't move due to the fire he put down, we called in an strafe run from Ugly 5/1 that scared him away or more likely killed him. No casualties were taken in this engagement.

 

Stage 2, Into the fires of war:

Orders came from above to make our move down the hill NE to the FAL. A quick rush over open ground, and then the section was in defilade from the town. When 1/2 and 1/3 made their move towards the town, we crested the ridgeline we were hiding behind and opened fire on the enemy, accounting for several enemy combatants dead before they realised what hit them. When they did, they returned in kind and together with a sniper team killed Pte George and severely wounded Cpl MacDonald and Pte Jakobsen. Pte Jakobsen was evaced by 0/B while the stoic Cpl MacDonald elected to stay in field to lead the section. We arrived at compound GREEN 1 without complication, but upon clearing it we took accurate fire and recieved an additional two casualties, Pte Palmer and Pte Humberstone both P2. Even though Cpl MacDonald reported the section Combat Ineffective, orders came to push for sector YELLOW with support of Cpl Sendall and two of his privates who had arrived from HLS DINGO. Our casualties stayed and awaited extraction.

 

Stage 3, building to building:

The scratch section, Cpl Sendall with Pte MacDougal and Pte Nielsen as CHARLIE fireteam and LCpl Dahl with Ptes Johnsen, Kalinsky and George forming DELTA, made their move across the bushy fields towards the town. We cleared YELLOW 1 and 2 before taking contact from Yellow 3. Pte Johnsen lost his life just before a grenade set of a daisy chain of IEDs and the compound dissapeared in a cloud of dust and fire. Not faced with such adversity, Cpl Sendall pushed on and secured YELLOW 4 (Pte George suffered a disconnect at this point) and called for the remainder of DELTA (LCpl Dahl and Pte Kalinsky) to take YELLOW 5. The evil god of war reared it's ugly face in the shape of a takiban fighter across the street (Purple 5 is my best guess) and fired from a keyhole firing position. Despite the excellent marksmanship of both LCpl Dahl and Pte Kalinsky, the enemy shrugged of wounds that would kill a mere mortal and managed to hit and kill LCpl Dahl. 

 

Below is written by Pte Johnsen and fits in narrative here:

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As Jakobsen and myself reinserted we made ourselves busy helping the outgoing casualties make it to the CCP. The additional 1/1 casualties well in hand moments later we got the go-ahead from MacDonald to make our way back into the fray where friendly elements were trying to clear up the right side of the road. Pte George caught up to us just as we hit Yellow 1 and together we continue on to Yellow 4 where friendlies had halted temporarily. Yellow 5 was blocking the avenue of approach. It was the first of the multistory buildings leading up to the town centre and while I covered down the road Jakobsen and George made entry with a few guys from a different section. There were no live enemy inside and the scratch section made their way further up the road, with us in tow.

A compound seperated us from Yellow 10 and 11, both multistory buildings, and we hung back as friendlies moved into it and started clearing and covering off into the town centre. There were a lot of bodies in a tight space, and we decided to cover N and NW along the right side of the compound, staying out of peoples way. This was a good decision on our part, as friendlies came under contact, seemingly involving RPGs or some other explosive munition. Around the same time I spotted an enemy rifleman sitting outside the backdoor of Yellow 10 to my NW and I called out the contact and opened up, shooting at a faster pace than I probably should have, but feeling that in the chaos (and desync) a bit of spray and pray might save the day.

Jakobsen strongly communicated the need for us to move up, destroy that contact and clear through Yellow 10. He was on the left side of the compound wall while I sat on the right side of E corner firing. At this point I lost track of Pte George, and Jakobsen and myself began bounding up. I moved slightly up the slope to my right (direct N) to allow Jakobsen some space as he exited the compound. As we closed on Yellow 10 I could see that the guy I'd been firing at had moved. I figured he'd probably ducked into Yellow 10 and my fears were confirmed as I saw a grenade roll out the door.

Luckily, it proved to have been a smoke grenade, but as I picked myself up from the ground shots started ringing out from inside the doorway, full auto. I could see the muzzle flash was coming from the right side, and swung out further to the right to get clear of that arc. I knew Jakobsen would be stepping right into that line of fire, but there was no time to communicate, nor could I have done so without exposing my position. Not having a grenade of my own, I was forced to wait a painfully long second until I heard the man inside start reloading his weapon, at which point I stormed through the door shouting obscenities. A full 10 round burst from my LMG resolved the situation and I was joined by Jakobsen who cleared up the second story with shouts drowning out my own.

There was little time to take stock in Yellow 10, as we came under fire from Yellow 11. A friendly soldier gave me two more boxes of ammunition as I headed back out the door; which was fortunate as I had run dry. Jakobsen and myself continued on. Friendlies were already on position in Yellow 11, but had stalled on the first floor exchanging rounds with a bad guy keeping them from the floor above. I made my way past them up the stairwell, dropping him along the way. Unfortunately, as I was clearing through the second floor, I was met with the sight of another grenade, and this one was of the killing kind.

Jakobsen had not followed me up the stairs, and last I heard the fighting went on for quite a while longer, with friendlies doing their best to level the place with UGLs. Considering my experience, not a bad idea.

Stage 4, regroup:

LCpl Dahl and Pte Kalinsky reinserted at HLS DINGO and made their way to YELLOW 6 to meet up with remainder of the section. To our horror, only Pte Jakobsen responded on our 343 and eventually showed up. We moved to a small wall between YELLOW 2 and 3 to set up LDP. ENDEX was called.

 

This is not the standard AAR from us, Cpl MacDonald will write a proper short boring one for you dull headshead types later. 

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50 minutes ago, LCpl Dahl said:

This is not the standard AAR from us, Cpl MacDonald will write a proper short boring one for you dull headshead types later. 

Thank the Lord for that.  Thank you for your service brother Dahl

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51 minutes ago, Sgt Smith said:

Thank the Lord for that.  Thank you for your service brother Dahl

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screenshot of Mac's message to us... 

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5 hours ago, LCpl Dahl said:

Not having a grenade of my own, I was forced to wait a painfully long second until I heard the man inside start reloading his weapon, at which point I stormed through the door shouting obscenities. A full 10 round burst from my LMG resolved the situation and I was joined by Jakobsen who cleared up the second story with shouts drowning out my own.

Apologies I know this is Johnsen's work.

Excellent. I too am a big believer in the fact that there aren't many problems in life that can't be resolved with the direct, aggressive application of large volumes of 5.56mm. 

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You did but as I'm not as geeky as you I couldn't figure out how to pull his quote from yours. 

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Oh right I missread your post. I thought you were berating me because Id not credited johnsen

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To: A Coy J2
From: Pte Johnsen, 1/1
OP: Chromite XI

I'll try to keep it brief. We moved NORTH from KHUSHAB to set up OP on HILL 2511, with 4/1 in tow. Halfway up the hill they passed us and moved onto the top and we soon sent DELTA fireteam to join them while CHARLIE covered WEST (and possibly EAST). Once the top was cleared the rest of the section joined us and we soon came under fire from the far ridgeline to the NWN. We returned fire, killing at least one enemy combatant, but accurate sniper fire and enemy IDF forced us off the OP and back into defilade. We had taken one T3 casualty (Pte Coupe), but no fatalities. He was CASEVAC'd, I took command of the section, we drafted the remaining member of 4/1 and covered NE to SOUTH.

After waiting in defilade for a while we moved WEST and NORTH up to BOF 2 where we met up with the rest of the platoon. Pte Coupe was reinserted and I moved down to 2IC. We pushed NE, passing 1/2 as they got bogged down, and made our way through an enemy minefield while taking fire from the hills to the NORTH. This move was done in column, but we did our best to move in bounds while returning fire. Luckily Air Support ended the contact, as we were not being very effective. We got through the minefield unscathed.

Our orders were to bound in a two up with 1/2 until we reached the town of MULLADOOST and to start clearing through it, but orders seemed to have gotten mixed up as 1/2 were still moving slowly in column with their mine-detector at the front. When they did reach us they continued their leisurely patrol, so we took initiative and bounded to the town and started clearing.

At the outset we spotted, engaged and killed two enemy combatants, but after that the only resistance we met came in the form of multiple IEDs, booby-traps and mines hidden among the buildings. It was slow going, and we decided to mark and avoid, while others in the platoon chose to approach the objects to... I dunno... confirm the buried explosives were explosive? My thoughts are with their families.

We got through our sector just as more IDF started raining down on us, and the order was given to extract. We deployed smoke and started bounding back SOUTH, coming under sporadic enemy fire and returning it when we could. I sustained a grazing wound to the arm (T3, possibly T2), but remained in the field to set up a stop-line facing towards the town 200 meters from the CCP while we waited for extract. The bird arrived and definitely did not blow up.

All in all a decent operation for 1/1. No T4 casualties, a handful of kills.

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