Coop Battle of Kolwezi
TIME (GMT): 18:00
GAME: Arma 3
AUTHOR(S): Aris for Brothers in Arms
SLOTS: 71 / 82
MEDICAL LEVEL: Advanced
MEDICS SETTINGS: Advanced
PREVENT INSTANT DEATH: No
DAMAGE RESISTANCE: 4
RESPAWN WAY: Respawn On Team
ENEMY DIFFICULTY: Medium
The Battle of Kolwezi was an airborne operation by French and Belgian airborne forces that took place in May 1978 in Zaire during the Shaba Iinvasion of Zaire by the Front for the National Liberation of the Congo (FLNC). It aimed at rescuing European and Zairian hostages held by FLNC rebels after they conquered the city of Kolwezi. The operation succeeded with the liberation of the hostages and light military casualties.
In March 1978, a meeting took place between Algerian and Angolan officials and militants of the FLNC. Zairian intelligence was made aware of a possible destabilisation operation in the Shaba region, which had a high value because of its mines of precious materials like copper, cobalt, uranium and radium. For some months the Soviet Union had been purchasing all the cobalt available on the free market, but western intelligence did not connect this to the upcoming crisis. The FLNC operation was to be headed by Nathaniel Mbumba, assisted by officers from the Communist states of Cuba and the German Democratic Republic.
In May 1978, an uprising took place in Katanga against President Mobutu Sese Seko. On 11 May, a 3,000 to 4,000 man strong FLNC rebel group arrived. The FLNC was supported by foreign mercenaries.Departing from Angola, it had crossed neutral Zambia. Upon arriving, they took about 3,000 Europeans as hostages and carried out various executions, particularly after the intervention of Zairian paratroopers on 15 May.Between 90 and 280 Europeans were killed.
From 15 May, hundreds of rebels started departing the city in stolen vehicles, leaving only 500 men led by Cubans, mostly were garrisoned in the quarter of Manika and in the suburbs.
President Mobutu requested foreign assistance from Belgium, France and the United States
We play as The 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment (2o REP) is the only airborne regiment of the French Foreign Legion.
AFTER ACTION REPORTS
French Foreign Legion Loses to Rebels
Sixty-Nine brave soldiers returned today after fighting in the rebel occupied territory for a hostage rescue. Air forces aided in many advanced tactics of para dropping and landing in hot zones to rescue personal across the island. Ground Tactics used were helpful in saving fifty percent of the hostages' lives despite many of our own men ended up being stranded come the end of the battle. Casualties did not start to pile up until the second objective as rebel forces ground vehicles struck with great force against us. Heavy enemy fire at the landing of the airport led to multiple rescued hostages to losing their lives. We send our condolences to the One hundred and sixty military personal and five hostages that lost there lives in the conflict. Rebel occupied forces sustained Two hundred and forty causalities.
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France 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment 2o REP
Lieutenant Platoon LeaderIgor
Sergeant Squad LeaderTheWool
Corporal Team LeaderW.Jarvis
Machine Gunner AssistantDupon
Sergeant Squad LeaderKoba
Machine Gunner AssistantBogi
MarksmanL E K 0
Lieutenant Platoon LeaderYotza
Sergeant Squad LeaderKenway | 25th Pzgr
Medicshogun | 25th Pzgr
Machine Gunnermartis | 25th Pzgr
Machine Gunner AssistantAlbert | 25th Pzgr
Rifleman ATMax | 25th Pzgr
Rifleman ATScream | 25th Pzgr
MarksmanDoe | 25th Pzgr
Sergeant Squad LeaderGemon
Corporal Team LeaderShomi
Machine Gunner AssistantSonic
Lieutenant Platoon LeaderPedrovsky
Sergeant Squad LeaderJaneSRBRUS
Corporal Team LeaderFarrapo
Machine Gunner AssistantImbalance
Sergeant Squad LeaderBifixd
Corporal Team LeaderDywersantDave
Machine Gunner AssistantIvAn
France Air Force
Captain Commander Michael
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