Thursday, June 18, 2020

Summary of Combat Operations, June 18th, 2020

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from June 12th to June 18th, Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at a decreased pace.

Chernarus Defense Forces, Air Forces and Naval Forces have engaged in five separate operations against rebel forces in five regions.

1) In Rosche on Friday morning a task force gathered from 4th Bn Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade was ordered to Rassau on information that rebel forces would attempt to take the town from the march with a large armored and motorized force.

The task force held the town successfully and overall, casualties were light. One of the reinforcing BTR squads lost eight and its BTR, and was folded into the other reinforcing BTR squad. One SU-25 ground interdiction fighter was shot down.

Reports from the field are that rebel forces lost two or three T-55s, three BRDM scout cars, three light technicals and one T-34 tank. A BMP was successfully disabled by air attacks. Brigade recon staff said this was a hard and damaging blow to rebel forces.

The task force successfully retreated from Rassau in good order.

2) On Saturday evening, a task group from 1st Bn Chernarus 13 Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was sent to Kozan in Gunkizli to eliminate two rebel operatives, Oleg Noskov and Danijela Ristic, who had led a rebel force to take over the town.

Both were planning to round up and execute some civilians who had previously resisted providing monetary tribute and material assistance to rebel forces.

The mission was successful. Noskov and Ristic were eliminated, and documents were seized from the person of Ristic.  Intelligence gathered showed rebels are having problems keeping their troops in line because of the lack of pay and food.

Casualties were extremely light with command squad and 2nd squad each losing one. The force was withdrawn from Kozan in good order.

3) Also on Saturday evening a Chernarus private contractor special forces team was sent to Kelkkaniemi in Virolahti to eliminate two rebel operatives who had taken over the town and were holding prisoners

Using the cover of two USMC F-35Bs, the team landed by Zodiac boat and then penetrated the rebels' defenses, located and eliminated the operatives.  

Three prisoners were rescued, but one of them was too severely wounded to move. As the team medic was providing first aid, a rebel rifleman, quietly holed up in a adjacent room, killed the team medic. The commander then eliminated the rifleman.

The remaining two prisoners were escorted to an awaiting motorboat.  The remainder of the team returned to ship safely.

Documents seized in the raid indicated the rebels expect reinforcements in southern Virolahti soon.

4) On Monday night a task force from 1st Bn 33rd Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was sent to Olszanka in Livonia to find and eliminate two rebel operatives, Ferid Murad and Ersela Coba.

The rebel force had entered Olszanka the morning before and, with the help of a large mixed force of technicals and light infantry, were terrorizing the townspeople with arbitrary arrests and summary executions.

Both operatives were eliminated and documents were found on the person of Coba which showed rebel forces were preparing to become active in this region.

The raid was abandoned when the commander ran into a heavy machine gun technical.

5) On Thursday, a task force from 2nd Bn Chernarus 17th Separate Light Infantry Brigade was assigned the task of attacking the town of Sevastianovo in Beketov. 

Two rebel operatives, Ruslan Kravchuck and Jelena Stajic has invaded the town that morning and were using the troops under their command to terrorize the townspeople. Battalion recon staff discovered the attack via cell phone and email communications.

The task force's orders were to find and eliminate Kravchuck and Stajoc and retake control of the town

Air support for the operation did the most damage with three supply trucks and an unknown number of technicals destroyed by airstrikes.

The task force failed to capture Sevastianovo when the commander was killed. Command squad took the brunt of the casualties with eight, including the commander.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Summary of Combat Operations, June 11th, 2020

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from June 5th to June 11th, Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at an increased pace.

Chernarus Defense Forces, Air Forces and Naval Forces have engaged in seven separate operations against rebel forces in five regions.

1) In Gunkizli on Friday, a task force assembled from 3rd Bn Chernarus 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was ordered to attack the town of Akdoru.

It was discovered by BN recon staff Akdoru had been taken over by a large rebel force headed by two operatives, Ivan Platonov and Eliza Toska.

Under their command, rebel forces were torturing and executing suspected resistance fighters, and had detained several residents without charge or trial.

The mission was a success with light infantry casualties, three total among the three rifle squads sent to Akdoru.

However, a CDF tank was destroyed.

Before arriving at Akdoru, a CDF attack helicopter encountered a rifle patrol of unknown strength. The bird was ordered on to Akdoru to preserve ammunition.

Documents seized from the person of Toska indicated rebel force in the region intended to increase their activity, including imposing transit taxes and by looting local residences.

2) A two SU-25 aircraft naval aviation sortie out of Balota naval aviation base was ordered to strike a rebel concentration of troops east of Khelm in northern Chernarus late Friday night.

The recon staff at the Chernarus Coastal Operations Group received information about the rebels' plans to amass troops north of Berezino in anticipation of a general offensive to capture Berezino.

The sortie inflicted tremendous damage on rebel forces, damaged vehicles to include three supply trucks and two technicals.

3) On Saturday in Rosche, 4th Bn Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade sent an armored task force to Molbath to oversee the evacuation of civilians from town.

Rebel commanders originally agreed to a cease fire so that the civilians could be safely evacuated, but that changed when rebel commanders found some local politicians and others they had been threatening to put on trial, were evacuating as well.

The evacuation was a success. The civilians were safely removed to behind for brigade forward zone.

Enemy combat activity was light. Field reports say a large number of enemy riflemen attempting to close to town were eliminated. It also was reported by commanders in the field that at least two armor vehicles were destroyed attempting to stop the evacuation. 

The mission almost came to failure, when in the middle of the general retreat, an enemy BMP-2 appeared, destroying a T-72 tank.

All other CDF units retreated safely back to the 4th Bn forward zone.

4) Late Saturday night, commander of 1st Bn Chernarus 7th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade sent out an armored patrol to check out reports of a large maneuver by rebel forces west in Leskovets.

The patrol briefly patrolled the area three kilometers north of Berkovitsa. The patrol found no activity and was ordered back to 7th Brigade's forward zone.

5) Early Sunday morning, a warning order was issued from  brigade commander ordering a task force from 1st Bn be sent north to Varbono in Leskovets. Cell phone surveillance and email intercepts showed to brigade recon staff that rebel forces would arrive in Varbono inside of an hour.

The task force arrived in town after a 45 minute road march. Rebel forces sent in several armored vehicles in addition to the ground troops the rebel had sent forward.

Casualties were heavy. Command squad lost none, 2nd squad lost three and 3rd squad lost two. A tank suffered damage to its fire control system and was ordered to pull back. One of the reinforcing BTR squads lost its BTR and lost seven.

Both SU-25 ground interdiction fighters were shot down with no survivors. On the return leg, 2nd squad was cut down to four when it ran into an ambush set by three technicals

Field reports say the rebels lost one T-55, one BRDM, four technicals and five BMPs.  The battalion recon staff reported the rebel forces do not have the strength to hold the area around Varbono.

6) On Sunday morning, 10th Separate Tank Brigade commander ordered a task force to attack the town of Nateln in Rosche.

According to the order, a large rebel force, led by rebel operatives Viktor Kaba and Ana Senicar, entered Nateln sometime overnight and were preparing to garrison the town. The town mayor, his wife and his sister in law were arrested and held in a small house on the north side of town.

The attack mission was successful but it came at high cost: command squad lost seven including its commander, 2nd squad lost four and 3rd squad lost eight.

Viktor Kaba and Ana Senicar were both eliminated, along with their security detail. Documents found on the person of Ana Senicar said rebel still had the strength to press attacks and to keep the towns they take over.  Supply trucks also were destroyed by the task force.

3rd Squad was ordered to remain in town, unless enemy pressure becomes too much. A tank was left behind to prodide heavy fire support.

The prisoners refused to go with the task force commander and were left in town.

7) In east Werferlingen Wednesday night, 3rd Bn Chernarus 13th Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade sent out a task force from a warning ordered issued by brigade command that rebels would attempt to take Behnsdorf from the march.

The mission was a late night mission, but had to be abandon in Horsengen, about two kilometers south of the area of operation when both tanks and one BTR were driven into the river.

Friendly forces did engage one technical south of Horsingen, and destroyed another in Horsingen. 

Losses included two riflemen from 3rd squad, and the vehicles.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Summary of Combat Operations, June 4th, 2020

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from May 29th to June 4th, Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at an increased pace.

Chernarus Defense Forces, Air Forces and Naval Forces have engaged in four separate operations against rebel forces in three regions.

1) In Hanstedt in Rosche Friday night a task force formed from 4th Bn, Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade was ordered to oversee the evacuation of 24 civilians aboard two military trucks.

Many of the civilians had been receiving texts from anonymous soures posing as rebel commanders and operatives, offering inducements as well as threats to assist rebel forces in varying capacities. The town mayor asked 10th Tank Brigade commander to assist him in evacuating the civilians.

The operation was successful. Losses were moderate. Command squad lost two, while 2nd squad lost three. 3rd Squad lost four and their BTR. A CDF tank was destroyed after engaging a rebel BTR-80A.

2) 4th Bn, Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade reacted to a warning ordered issued by the brigade commander that rebel forces were headed to Molbath with a substantial mobile force.

The task force assembled entered Molbath before the rebel force arrived.

The mission was successful, but the costs were heavy. The task force lost three tanks, two to traffic accidents, and one to enemy action. Command squad lost two (including the commander to a sniper shot), 2nd and 3rd squads each lost three. One of the reinforcing BTR squads lost its BTR and six effectives, while the other lost none.

One CDF BRDM scout car was destroyed and rebel forces shot down both SU-25 ground interdiction fighters flying cover.

Reports from the field are that the rebels lost one T-34/85 and one T-55 tanks. No fewer than three BMPs were destroyed by ground forces and by airstrikes.  Command squad itself destroyed one BRDM and one BMP, as well as two technicals.

3) Monday night a task force from 2nd Bn, 17th Separate Light Rifle Brigade attacked a rebel outpost after brigade recon staff received information that two rebel operatives, Yevginiy Samarchenco and Anna Kvitko has taken the town of Sevastianovo in Beketov along with a large, armed mobile force.

Samarchecko had been threatening the town leadership and residents with violence if they refused to give over tribute, and a list of individuals the rebels wanted to try and execute.

The operation failed when the commander was killed by a Russian MVD team leader/operator, part of a team tasked with protecting Samarchecko.

4) Chernarus naval aviation pilots flying SU-25 ground interdiction aircraft out of the naval base at Balota in Chernarus, flew two sorties Tuesday night to early Wednesday morning against rebel ground troops concentrations.

The first sortie engaged a large concentration of rebel motorized and infantry troops east of Khelm, in occupied rebel territory. Among the targets destroyed included two ammunition supply trucks, one refueling truck, one AGS technical and one heavy machine gun technical.

The second sortie launched a few hours later located and destoyed BM-21 rocket launchers positioned north of Khelm.

In both sorties, the pilots returned safely.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Summary of Combat Operations, May 28th, 2020

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from May 22nd to May 28th, Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at an increased pace.

Chernarus Defense Forces, Air Forces and Naval Forces have engaged in eight separate operations against rebel forces in three regions.

1) A task group of 4th Bn, Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade was assigned the task of ejecting rebel forces from the town of Klein Pritzier in Rosche Friday night, and eliminating two rebel operatives who had been overseeing the looting of residences and businesses, and kidnapping and torturing potential resistance fighters in the area.

The attack failed when the task force commander was killed.  The operation was abandoned.

2) A detachment from 1st Bn Chernarus 17th Separate Light Rifle Brigade launched an attack in west Khuzhadon in Beketov Friday night.

Two rebel operatives, Ivan Platanov and Roza Vyalitsyna led a rebel light infantry/motorized group to the area to conduct assassinations and execution of local officials.

The mission was successful, and the casualties were moderate. Command squad lost one, while the other rifle rifle squads lost five each. A BRDM scout car was destroyed by an enemy recoilles rifles technical.

Command was unable to locate Vyalitsina and the documents she has been known to carry.  The three supplty trucks were destroyed by artillery fire.

Rebel forces by our own forces account, lost no less than four technicals.

The detachment retreated from town successfully.

3) On Monday a task force from 4th Bn Chernarus 4th Separate Tank Brigade launched an attack on Wellendorf after a rebel armed formation, led by Alexei Yakolev and Margarita Tikhonova, captured the town.

While occupying the town, rebel forces kidnapped some individuals and  robbed some local residences.

CDF forces located and eliminated both operatives, seizing some documents carried by Tikhonova.

Casualties were light with command squad losing one, and 2nd and 3rd squads losing three each. Friendly force retreated from town in good order.

Documents seized are that rebel will attempt another attack in northern Rosche soon. The rebel take over was the first step in that operation.

4) A private contractor special forces team was wiped out Sunday during a mission in Beketov.

The team was attempting to eliminate rebel artillery when they were caught by an ambush.

5) Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade command issued a warning order to a 4th Bn task group that a large rebel armored formation would attempt to take Hanstedt in Rosche by storm.

The CDF group managed to arrive at the area of operation before rebel forces arrived. The rebel force smashed into CDF forces early Monday morning. 

Losses for the task group were heavy. Two tanks were destroyed, along with a BRDM scout car. 2nd Squad's BTR was destroyed by an RPG shot losing four. 3rd squad lost eight. Command squad lost one. One SU-25 ground interdiction fighter was shot down.

By the count in the field, rebel forces lost no fewer than six armor vehicles including two tanks and four BMPs. The remaining task group forces retreated from Hanstedt in good order.

6) Chernarus naval aviation out of the naval aviation air base at Balota launched a two aircraft (SU-25) airstrike against rebel troop concentrations near Khelm in Chernarus Tuesday morning.

The attack destroyed a heavy machine gun technical and eliminated a number of ground troops.

The commander's sircraft was damaged by ground fire, but both pilots returned to base safely.

7) Early Wednesday morning, an element of 3rd Bn, Chernarus 2nd Naval Infantry Brigade launched an airmobile raid inside rebel territory at a poorly defended airfield. Naval Intelligence had received reports that rebel operatives were holding six civilian prisoners they were readying to transport into Russia.

The raiding party eliminated nearly every shooter, downloaded critical computer data and seized telecommunications codebooks.  The raiding party also destroyed an aircraft that was intended to be used to transport the prisoners. Three supply trucks also were destroyed.

Losses were light. Command squad lost one while 2nd squad lost two. The raiding party and the civilian rcaptives were retruned to Chernarus soil safely.

8) A Chernarus private contractor special force team was tasked with eliminating two top rebel operatives in Krasnostav in Chernarus Thursday night.

The operatives, Emmanuel Jovan and Maja Dimitrovska, had an extensive criminal background, and were responsible for a number of executions of Chernarus civilians. Jovan reportedly also was the rebel's top illegal drug maker.

The team entered Krasnostav with the assistance of a Chernarus Defense Forces MI-24 attack helicopter, and eliminated both operatives as well as a number of vehicles and shooters. The team commander seized some valuable intelligence documents off the person of Dimitrovska.

The team escaped into the night without casualties and, avoiding enemy foot patrols, returned to their vessel safely.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Summary of Operations, May 21st, 2020

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from May 15th to May 21st, Inclusive.

 Message begins: 

 The tempo of combat operations continued at a moderate pace. Chernarus Defense Forces, Air Forces and Naval Forces have engaged in six separate operations against rebel forces in four regions. 
 1) A naval infantry task force from 1st Bn Chernarus 2nd Separate Naval Infantry Brigade attacked the locality of north Ravijoki Friday night. Brigade intelligence staff said that two rebel operatives, Yevgeniy Samarchenko and Jelena Stajsic led a large rebel infantry/techincals group into town in an effort to recruit local labor and shooters. 

 Losses for the operation were heavy. 2nd Squad was wiped out by friendly artillery fire which was aimed at a machine gun technical in the south of town. 3rd squad lost none while command squad lost three including the commander. 

 The task of assassinating Samarchenko and Stajsic was successful. Important intelligence documents were seized. The task force was ordered to retreat in the face of massive enemy reinforcements when the commander was killed. 

 2) Command of Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade received a warning order Saturday afternoon that rebel forces would strike at Klein Pritzier. The task force quickly moved to Klein Pritzier to set up a defense. Reports from the field were that one enemy BRDM and one technical were destroyed along with an undetermined number of infantry.

 Losses to this point were light with command squad and 2nd squad each losing one. Once the retreat orders came down, the real losses began to mount. One of the reinforcing BTR squads lost four, plus their BTR, while the other lost four. Brigade recon section did not expect such a deep penetration of enemy forces, so the brigade commander is requesting an attack on a rebel locale in the west. 

 3) A second task force from 4th Bn Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade launched an attack on Teyendorf, based on recon reports from brigade recon staff, which had been taken over by a rebel force headed by Matija Depreradovich and Svetlana Zhukova. The rebels had taken over the town in search of monetary tribute from residents and to recruit slave labor. 

 The attack was planned to force the bridgehead south of town with covering fire from two tanks, and then moving another tank across the river once command squad could hold a crossroads in town. Command squad led the assault across the bridge, but the assault failed when the commander was killed by a burst from an M2 technical. 

 Brigade command expects another attack will be launched as early as first light Sunday. 

 4) Another warning order to 4th Bn was issued by 10th Separate Tank Brigade command Sunday morning that a rebel armor force was heading to Molbath in Rosche to try to take it by storm. The task force assembled arrived ahead of time to set up a mobile defense against the enemy force. 

 The mission was successful, and losses were moderate: command squad lost one, 2nd squad lost five while 3rd squad lost three. 2nd squad's BTR was destroyed. One tank was repaired in the field but the commander ordered it abandoned after it was found to be out of fuel. Refueling operations would have been far too dangerous. One of the BRDM scout cars was abandoned after it became stuck.

 Two friendly SU-25 ground interdiction aircraft were shot down. Both pilots were lost. The task force riflemen acquitted themselves well by destroying by RPG fire two of the three T-55 tanks. Brigade recon said that they expected rebel forces to try for another coup, as soon as Sunday. 

 5) A task group with 4th Bn, Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade was ordered to attack the town of Rassau after brigade command received reports rebel forces had taken over the town. 

 Command squad took the brunt of the losses after it attacked a concentration of rifle forces protecting the rebel command group. The attack failed when the task force commander was killed by a sniper. 

 6) Commander 2nd Bn, Chernarus 33rd Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade received a warning order Tuesday night about a rebel movement into the town of Hirschof in Cham. 

 The task force assembled arrived ahead of the rebel force, but after two tanks were lost, and relief forces were caught by enemy spearheads two kilometers south of town, the task force commander ordered a retreat. 

 The enemy spearheads had engaged and damaged two relief BTR rifle squads, effectively cutting off the task force. The command squad managed to make it through the cordon despite being fired on by a BMP and a T-34 tank. Ad hoc commander of the forces still in town, Sr. Lt Masin managed to organze a breakout using the sole remaining tank. Losses were heavy. Two tanks were destroyed in town, 2nd squad lost five and 3rd squad lost eight. One relief squad lost six, while the other lost seven.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Summary of Operations, May 14th, 2020

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from May 8th to May 14th, Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at a moderate pace.

Chernarus Defense Forces, Air Forces and Naval Forces have engaged in six separate operations against rebel forces in four regions.

1) A task force formed from 3rd Bn, Chernarus 13th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade, attacked the locality of Bozkoy in Gunkizli Friday evening after brigade recon staff learned that a rebel group, led by criminal commander Georgi Horvat, had taken over the town.

Horvat and a substantial military force were sent to Bozkoy to establish rebel dominance, to enable their various criminal enterprises, including smuggling, drug manufacturing and human trafficking

Horvat and his unidentified female assistant were killed by Chernarus army troops. 

The cost of the operation was very heavy: 3rd squad was wiped out presumably by an RPG shot, including its BTR. 2nd squad lost four. The commander was killed in the operation.

Documents seized from the person of the female assistant, said that rebel forces will continue to infiltrate south and make continual attempts to establish their dominance in villages

Other action in the operation included two separate fire fights between CDF armor and rebel foot patrols.  Both engagements were not decided. A separate patrol, which took place Thursday also engaged an enemy patrol, but failed to find the bandits. That patrol returned to base without further incident.

2) Chernarus Naval Forces launched an air strike out of the naval aviation base at Balota against rebel occupying forces in Krasnostav in Chernarus Friday morning.

Chernarus Coastal Operation Group recon staff received word overnight that rebel forces were moving into Krasnostav.  Recon staff said the rebel move was in response to an ongoing dispute between the town mayor and rebel commanders over food, material, and labor requisitions.

A subsequent bomb damage assessment team in this form of a Chernarus naval infantry rifle squad (3rd Bn (Airmobile)) Chernarus 2nd Naval Infantry Brigade) was dispatched by MI-17 transport, to mop up remaining rebel forces.

Both pilots in the airstrikes and all elements of the bomb assessment team returned to base safely.

Bomb damage assessment reports from Chernarus Coastal Operations Group are usually classified, but it is said the damage to rebel forces was heavy.

3) A private contractor special forces team was inserted near Kozlovo in Beketov Saturday morning to locate and destroy a rebel helicopter.

The mission was a success, but losses were high. While evacuating via gunship, the commander died from his wounds. The team also lost its medic.

The loss of the helicopter and the acquisition of new intelligence has severely damaged rebels' efforts in the region.

3) Also on Saturday, an element of 4th Bn, Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade launched an attack on Schlieckau in Rosche after brigade recon staff determined a large rebel force has taken over the town the night before.

The task force failed in its attempt to eject rebel forces from town, and was forced to withdraw back to base.

The task force commander was killed in the attack.

4) On Sunday, 4th battalion command of Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade sent out a task group on reports the rebels would attempt to take Teyendorf in Rosche from the march.

The operation encountered problems from the start, especially with the lack of engineering reports on river crossings on Wipperau River. The task force was forced to squeeze its forces through the choke point of a bridge to the south of Teyendorf to get into town to set up a mobile defense.

The first encounter was west of Teyendorf with a group of technicals, which attacked friendly forces as they made their way east into town.  2nd squad lost five in an encounter with a heavy machine gun technical. A scout BRDM lost its commander and was forced back.

Rebels threw their tracked vehicles into the fight in town losing all of them especially their T-55 tanks and BMP IVFs.

As night fell, the task force was retreated back across the river to safety.

Brigade command sent out a warning order of an impending rebel attack in Rosche in the west.

5) On Tuesday a task force from 4th Bn Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade was ordered to Hanstedt in Roshe on news rebel forces, led by Georgi Horvat and Floriana Vuthaj, had entered town and had taken over.

Losses were heavy for CDF forces with 2nd squad losing six, 3rd squad losing 10 and command squad losing four.  A tank was rendered ineffective when its commander was killed.

The rebel leadership was wiped out and the town was cleared of rebel forces.  Three supply trucks were destroyed as well as a number of rebel armor vehicles.

Intelligence documents taken from the person of Floriana Vuthaj indicated rebel forces would attempt another attack in the west, but failed to mention where.

The remainder of CDF forces retreated back to base in good order.

Addendum: The task force commander initially ordered concentric attacks on Hanstedt, with 2nd and 3rd squads attacking west from the march along with all three tanks, and command squad attacking from the southeast. This maneuvver effectly cut off the main north south road leading into town, and placed the task force strike element as an armor block against enemy reinforcements

The initial encounter for the command squad was a rebel foot patrol south of town. Command squad continued to penetrate into town, eliminating most of the patrol, but experiencing some losses in infantry.

6) On Wednesday, a task group formed from 2nd Bn, Chernarus 17th Separate Light Rifle Brgade launched an attack on Sevastianovo in Beketov after brigade recon staff learned the town has been taken over by a rebel infantry/light vehicle force.

Losses in the operation were light with 3rd squad loosing three, and command squad losing one.  A CDF MI-24 attack helicopter was shot down near Sevastianovo,  with one crew surviving.

Ultimately, the attack failed. The task  group command was killed in his final assault to eliminate the rebel command group

Friday, May 8, 2020

Summary of Combat Operations, May 7th, 2020

From: Chernarus Coastal Operations Group
Subject: Weekly Summary of Combat Operations, from May 1st to May 7th, Inclusive.

Message begins:

The tempo of combat operations continued at a moderate pace.

Chernarus Defense Forces, Air Forces and Naval Forces have engaged in five separate operations against rebel forces in five regions.

1) A task force formed from 4th Bn, Chernarus 10th Separate Tank Brigade, moved to Nateln in Rosche to intercept a rebel armor force, and to prevent it from moving further south.

The mission was successful but the costs were high: two Chernarus Air Force SU-25 ground interdiction fighters were lost.  2nd Squad lost their BTR and three riflemen, while 3rd squad lost two.

Brigade recon staff said that the rebels will make another attempt to move south.

2) Saturday afternoon, 1st Bn, Chernarus 17th Separate Light Rifle Brigade was assigned the task of overseeing the evacuation of a small number of civilians from Shagrenovo in Beketov.

Many of those civilians, half of them female had been under threat by insurgent forces to be captured or killed, so the brigade commander decided to assign a small task force to protect Shagrenovo as civilians gathered to be taken to safety.

Some smaller sub operations were conducted, one of them being hunting and eliminating an enemy foot patrol which threatened the evacuation plans. A friendly foot patrol was almost destroyed, even with artillery fire support. The enemy patrol was found and destroyed.

The second smaller operation included clearing the airfield south of Shagrenovo of enemy forces who form the basis of patrols in the west Treshka River area.

Losses were high in defending the evacuation with command squad being wiped out, 2nd squad losing four and third squad losing two.

 No heavy vehicles were lost in the evacuation.

 The civilians arrived safely.

 3) On Sunday, Chernarus naval pilots launched two air strikes against enemy targets. The first was a nocturnal sortie against an enemy freighter and three escort ships anchored off the eastern coast of Chernarus, moving supplies to rebel troops. The sorties destroyed the ships.

 The pilots returned to their base at Balota safely.

 In the second mission, another nocturnal airstrike was launched on reports that rebels were amassing troops near Khelm.

 Bomb damage assessments reported the airstrike did considerable damage to rebel troops concentrations in the area, damage which included two AGS technicals.

 Both pilots returned to their base at Balota safely.

 4) On Wednesday, a task force from 2nd Bn Chernarus 2nd Naval Infantry Brigade attacked Dorida in Altis with the task of eliminating a criminal command group headed by Ruslan Kravchuk.

 In the initial landing the force encountered and destroyed a beach patrol , then proceeded inland, and cleared a built up area of enemy troops.

 In Dorida, command squad located a destroyed the command group, seized documents, and destroyed enemy supply trucks.

 Losses were heavy: Command squad lost two, 2nd squad lost three while 3rd  squad lost nine. 2nd squad was folded into 3rd squad for the last stages of the attack.

 All friendly ground forces withdrew from Dorida safely.

 Two Greek F-4 Phantoms participated in the attack, but both were shot down. All air crews were killed.

 5) Also on Wednesday, a task force from 2nd Bn Chernarus 33rd Separate Mountain Motorized Rifle Brigade was ordered to Hirschhoff in Cham to eliminate a criminal command group.

 The mission was a success. Losses were moderate with 2nd and 3rd squads losing one rifleman.  During the retreat, Chernarus tank engaged rebel armor. One friendly T-72 tank was damaged and abandoned after a tank gun fight with a T-55. Enemy losses were indeterminate.

 Documents seized indicated that the rebel moves into Hirschoff may have been a outlier, that rebel commanders do not expect to gain ground in Cham.