A coalition of NGOs, headed by IDAP, has hired Theseus and Militares Sans Frontieres to act where the United Nations will not and stop the ethnic cleansing of Karzeghs in Takistan. Theseus is currently based out of Loy Manara airfield with significant contingents holding the Sar-e-Sang pass to hold a 'safe zone' for ethnic Karzegh refugees.
Theseus' mandate is to work with MSF to stop the genocide and allow as many civilians to escape to IDAP-run refugee camps in the Karzegistan border region as possible. The NGOs hope to pressure either the UN or Takistan's government into acting quickly, lest they undermine their precious sovereign rights. Thus far, the Takistani army has not involved itself in the fighting, giving tacit approval both to the Takmyr militia activities and to the NGO-led intervention.
Theseus have worked against MSF many a time, today they are our allies and have formed a joint contract command with Theseus for the duration of the campaign. All contractors are expected to maintain professionalism and refrain from indiscipline around MSF personnel.
One of the major terms of our employment under the NGOs is that no explosive weaponry may be used. Due to an extreme aversion to UXO, we are under Ottawa treaty restrictions and all contractors are to refrain from using non-command detonated explosives. While this leaves us able to continue using placed explosives, it means that we are unable to use fragmentation grenades, APERS or AT launchers, HE grenade ammunition, or rockets and missles for CAS. Theseus command does not expect these restrictions to be onerous given the low-tech nature of our foes for this campaign.
- Theseus Inc.
- Takistani Army
Tehreek-e-Taliban Takistan - Takmyr Militia
With Narran Darre and Sar-e-Sang passes secured, we have successfully blocked Takmyr militias from attacking the border refugee camps. The next stage of operations is to radically slow their advance while evacuating the most vulnerable civilians.
As the airmobile component of the force, MSF-Theseus joint contract command has tasked Theseus to perform a night raid to degrade the Takmyr militias' mobility and financing. Meanwhile, MSF forces are preparing a ground sortie using their light armor to push past the passes and extract the most vulnerable populations in the path of the Takmyr militias.
A few hours ago, Theseus conducted a night-time heliborne raid on the Takmyr militias North of the safe zone. Our group managed to destroy the operations that Takmyr militiamen used to siphon oil from foreign oil concessions, but were only able to partially complete the second objective to destroy the Takmyr militia's vehicle bivouacs.
While Theseus overran most of the vehicles used in the first push into Southern Takistan, the Takmyr militiamen have brought up their reserves in order to distribute them to their comrades billeted in abandoned homes in the morning. They gathered their new vehicles in 3 large bivouacs for trusted veterans to guard during the night. The militias depend upon their trucks and technicals to conduct their rapid campaign, and Joint Command has tasked us with destroying these vehicles to give Karzegh refugees more time to flee.
Theseus' raid was only able to find and destroy one of the vehicle bivouacs, while the remaining two were not located until the end of the operation. Joint Command is still planning on sending MSF light armor over the passes, and while they may be able to handle the Takmyr militiamen MSF's job of rescuing civilians will be made far harder if they have to race against motorized forces. To fulfill our contractual obligations and uphold Theseus' reputation, we are thus organizing a second sortie at dawn to take the remaining vehicles out before substantial numbers of Takmyr militia can mobilize.
Fortunately, the break of dawn greatly improved visibility and allowed us to observe the locations of militia vehicle stockpiles. Unfortunately, overflights throughout the night have undoubtedly alerted all militia in the area and we will have lost tactical surprise.
- Search for and destroy ethnic Takmyr militia vehicles in marked bivouacs.
- 6 x Arcadian GT
- 1 x AH-6M Little Bird, 2 x M134, 1 x GAU-19, 1 x M261 Pod (flechette)
- 4 x MH-6M Little Bird
- Additional explosives have been provided.
While we are now able to pinpoint the location of the remaining enemy vehicles, we now no longer have the element of surprise, and must presume that Takmyr militia fighters are now rallying to these points. Command's immediate order of a second sortie is meant to allow us to assault before the majority of militia wake up.
Command expects that the Tehreek-e-Taliban will have hastily fortified their bivoauc positions as best they can against air assault, and that Takmyr militia may respond to any attacks. However, the bivouacs we identified were far from civilian population centers and so we do not expect there to be significant civilian presence at their locations.
Takmyr militiamen and Tehreek-e-Taliban Takistan formations use Cold War surplus weaponry and do not use armor. Expect small arms, light machine guns, grenade launchers, RPGs and some truck-mounted or emplaced heavy machine guns. Among the light vehicles used, there have been no reports of dedicated anti-air weaponry.
Contractors are continued to be advised to avoid airspace within a 1km exclusion zone marked around the region's regular Takistani Army base due to the presence of air defenses.
A small Theseus taskforce moved via Helicopter transport to destroy enemy vehicles at two identified bivouacs in the Northwest of the region. Nemesis was shot down over the town of Nur and the pilot was later found to be irretrievable. Difficulties clearing out two heavily bunkered storage buildings left numerous contractors wounded and dead. Ultimately the two bivouacs were cleared and all vehicles were destroyed.
5 Contractors were KIA.