A Theseus force stationed in Dariyah for oilfield protection duties has been activated to counter an incursion of iconoclastic rebels in the volatile Sahel region. The al-Luebat Fidyu brigade, a group infamous for destroying anything they find sacreligious to their own ideology, last night reportedly captured the town of al-Minsah and its centuries-old Orthodox Christian monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The monastery community, though dwindling, preserved many precious artworks and cultural artifacts, all of which are feared lost.
Fortunately for our forces, they were equipped with armed offroad vehicles suitable for mobile desert warfare, and are prepared to strike back.
- Theseus Inc.
- The al-Luebat Fidyu Brigade
Theseus is to destroy the mobile fighting capabilities of the al-Luebat Fidyu brigade, clear the monastery of hostiles, and if possible secure any valuable artworks, property, or monks remaining onsite.
- Destroy the al-Luebat Fidyu Brigade's technicals
- Clear the al-Minsah monastery of hostiles
- Find and secure any valuable artworks, artifacts, or monks in the monastery
- 8 x Polaris DAGOR (Unarmed)
- 4 x Polaris DAGOR (XM312 HMG)
- 2 x Polaris DAGOR (Mini Spike AT)
- Enemy Capabilities: Organised
- Enemy Vehicle Composition: Improvised Armored Capabilities
- EOD Required: Not Required
- Est. Enemy Force: 1x Company Sized Element (100-150), 1x Platoon Sized Element (32 - 50)
- Est. Time Frame: 2 Hours
- Locked Doors: Yes
Intelligence estimates that the al-Luebat Fidyu brigade is a reinforced company sized element and has been reported as going into battle with an impressive array of between 10-15 technicals. They are equipped with modern small arms but lack heavy weaponry or specialist forces, and what body armor they have is at least 50 years old, dating back to the mid-80s. We are likely dealing with the entire brigade in this contract.
The al-Minsah Monastery dates back to the 17th century and was well-fortified against the desert raids endemic in the Sahel at the time. Though the fortifications have not been maintained for nearly one hundred years, they are still defensible. The sole entrance to the complex is to the East, facing the town. Olive and fig groves flank the monastery's south and east sides. In pre-modern times the townspeople and monks stripped the village and monastery's surroundings bare of vegetation and cover to make the area more defensible, and consequently all approaches to the objective are surrounded by open desert for at least 300m in any direction.
Civilians in the town are likely sheltering in place and should not be disturbed to the extent possible. The whereabouts of the monks in the Monastery are unknown; it has been suggested by intelligence analysts that there may be some holdouts hiding in more obscure areas of the complex.
al-Minsah and Surroundings
al-Minsah Monastery, Overhead View
Theseus were contracted to assault the town of Al-Minsah and the outlying monastery that had been taken over by al-Luebat Fidyu, a rebel group in an attempt to eradicate them and rescue the Monks held captive.
Initial approach went well with our contractors utilizing the spike AT Dagors to quickly eliminate technicals on the outside of the town. Following this, teams moved in good order through the town clearing out the hostiles. Lastly, the monastery was pushed onto where our highly skilled contractors dispatched all hostiles there and locating monk captives as well as some prized relics/artworks that were stolen by the rebel group.
Theseus then returned to base where the monk captives were seen to medically before being released back home. No contractors were killed.