|Combat Summary, July 29th, 2020|
From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from July 17th to July 23rd, Inclusive.
The tempo of combat operations continued at a decreased pace.
Chernarus Defense Forces, Air Forces and Naval Forces have engaged in three separate operations against rebel forces in two regions.
1) On Friday night an armor task force from 4th Bn, Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade received a warning order from brigade recon staff that rebel armor forces would attempt to take Klein Pritzier in Rosche from the march.
The task force made town just ten minutes before rebel forces arrived. Rifle squads engaged and destroyed two separate rifle probes by the rebel forces in the west. The western defensive line lost the BRDM scout car to an enemy RPG shot.
In the center, rebel forces attacked with no fewer than three tanks and three BMPs. One of the BMPs disabled a T-72 before being destroyed, forcing the task force commander to mount a separate sub operation to repair the tank. The tank lost its commander which rendered it combat ineffective and was withdrawn.
Field reports say three tanks, two BMPs and two technicals were destroyed. Infantry losses were light with four riflemen total KIA. One BTR was destroyed. One SU-25 ground interdiction fighter was shot down.
The task force commander was killed leading an attack on an enemy BMP which managed to penetrate the cordon around Klein Pritzier
Battalion recon reports say that while the rebel forces received a check on their movement, rebel forces will attempt another attack as soon as Saturday night.
2) On late Saturday evening, Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade recon staff found a rebel force had taken over Hanstedt. Some of the intel included text messages hinting of the presense of rebel forces, and a massive sweep by those forces to arrest selected residents of Hanstedt.
Battalion operations staff dispatched an armor task force to Hanstedt with orders to eliminate rebel operatives Victor Kaba and his second in command, Valtenia Blavatsky, and to attack and clear the town.
The task force commander also received an order to locate a mass grave somewhere north of town.
The task force struck at Hanstedt close to dark with 2nd and 3rd squads, supported by tanks charged with penetrating the town from the east and command squad approaching from the southeast.
3rd squad and command squad ran into heavy resistance, and suffered several casualties. 2nd squad was stopped. Command squad pushed through town to the suspected hideout of the two rebel operatives on the west side of town.
By then, reinforcing enemy rifle troops were just arriving and put up a hard defense on the western part of town. Rebel armor also attacked from the north, and suffered casualties as well.
The rebel operatives were found and eliminated, and some critical intelligence was found on the dead body of Blavatsky.
Casualties were moderate with command and 2nd squad losing two each and 3rd squad losing seven.
Field reports say the rebels lost four technicals, two BRDM scout cars and two BMPs.
2nd and 3rd squad's orders were countermanded by brigade operations staff, ordering them to remain in town to conduct security operations.
3) On Thursday night a Chernarus naval spetsnaz team landed by boat on the island of Vis with the task of assassinating two operatives, Agim Gojcaj and a female associatem, Katerina Pimenova.
Both operatives were known former commanders in the 2009 civil war and both were known to be among the most ruthless of Chedaki commanders. The operatives had taken over the town of Dracevo Polije in recent days
The spetsnaz team landed on he southern coast of Vis under the cover of darkness, and with the air cover of two Greek F-4 fighter-bombers, penetrated the operatives' security zone set up in Dracevo Polije. Both operatives were eliminated, and documents were retrieved frm the dead body of Pienova.
The documents indicated that the operatives were planning to use resources of the town and the townspeople for their own criminal enterprise.