Coop Battle of Kolwezi

DATE: 01/07/2021
TIME (GMT): 18:00
ERA: 1980s
MAP(S): Dingor
TYPE: COOP
GAME: Arma 3
EVENT: Official
AUTHOR(S): Aris for Brothers in Arms
SLOTS: 71 / 82

MEDICAL LEVEL: Advanced
MEDICS SETTINGS: Advanced
PREVENT INSTANT DEATH: No
LIVES: 3
DAMAGE RESISTANCE: 4
RESPAWN WAY: Respawn On Team
ENEMY DIFFICULTY: Medium
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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.[citation needed] 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.

 



EVENT GALLERY

AFTER ACTION REPORTS

FAILURE!

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.

by Bolt

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France 2nd Foreign Parachute Regiment 2o REP

Company HQ

Captain Commander
Thire
Company Doctor
Joe
Company JTAC
Danny

1st Platoon HQ

Lieutenant Platoon Leader
Igor
Platoon Medic
MrCubica
Platoon Engineer
Enzoo

Alpha Squad

Sergeant Squad Leader
TheWool
Corporal Team Leader
W.Jarvis
Medic
Cole
Machine Gunner
Yoshug
Machine Gunner Assistant
Dupon
Rifleman AT
Rifleman AT
Stevke
Marksman
Aleksandar
Explosive Specialist
Rifleman
Foodestroyer
Rifleman
BOT Stuart

Bravo Squad

Sergeant Squad Leader
Koba
Corporal Team Leader
Medic
Marlo
Machine Gunner
Ghostbadi
Machine Gunner Assistant
Bogi
Rifleman AT
Bovan
Rifleman AT
Gospodin
Marksman
L E K 0
Explosive Specialist
Rifleman
Bolt
Rifleman
Gio

2nd Platoon HQ

Lieutenant Platoon Leader
Yotza
Platoon Medic
Welshy
Platoon Engineer
Mabldi

Charlie Squad

Sergeant Squad Leader
Kenway | 25th Pzgr
Corporal Team Leader
Medic
shogun | 25th Pzgr
Machine Gunner
martis | 25th Pzgr
Machine Gunner Assistant
Albert | 25th Pzgr
Rifleman AT
Max | 25th Pzgr
Rifleman AT
Scream | 25th Pzgr
Marksman
Doe | 25th Pzgr
Explosive Specialist
Rifleman
Rifleman

Delta Squad

Sergeant Squad Leader
Gemon
Corporal Team Leader
Shomi
Medic
Machine Gunner
Lazar
Machine Gunner Assistant
Sonic
Rifleman AT
Aleksa
Rifleman AT
Aris
Marksman
Lord
Explosive Specialist
Seedorf
Rifleman
niceguyphil
Rifleman
DerMuhii

3rd Platoon HQ

Lieutenant Platoon Leader
Pedrovsky
Platoon Medic
Tayra
Platoon Engineer
Kaczomen

Echo Squad

Sergeant Squad Leader
JaneSRBRUS
Corporal Team Leader
Farrapo
Medic
RasaDeDam
Machine Gunner
Bluesamurai
Machine Gunner Assistant
Imbalance
Rifleman AT
Rifleman AT
Osley
Marksman
Nikic
Explosive Specialist
Miletic
Rifleman
louis
Rifleman
arank

Foxtrot Squad

Sergeant Squad Leader
Bifixd
Corporal Team Leader
DywersantDave
Medic
NiceFlesh
Machine Gunner
DZIKson01
Machine Gunner Assistant
IvAn
Rifleman AT
Timotemat
Rifleman AT
GameKnighted
Marksman
UniPlay
Explosive Specialist
Szopix
Rifleman
Rifleman
Duszek

France Air Force

Transport Squadron (C-130 CEP)

Captain Commander
Michael
Pilot Two
Alex
Pilot Three
Irishman563
Pilot Four
Mo
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