As we approached the town a few groups of local militia appeared. They rather unwisely fired on the main force coming from the north with rifles and RPGs. This triggered (pun intended!) our firepower 'demonstration' where the entire company fired a short burst into the air. That alone discouraged some of those who might otherwise have had a go. The 'militia' on the northern edge of town turned out to be nasties and they were dealt with appropriately. Happily their unprovoked aggression and our restraint and measured response had been captured on film by the news crew.
The Weapons Platoon's roadblock south of town.
3 Plt makes its approach to the Pump House.
But who is this in the way?
More militia. They opened fire...
...which was returned and multiplied by our lads...
...who then assaulted the militia position.
The few defenders of the Pump House soon fled...
...as we consolidated our grip on the town.
If only it was always this easy!