The insurgents sell, donate and barter for thousands of weapons to various citizens and tribes every month, as a method of making the civilian population sympathetic to their cause. These efforts are largely ineffective due to our own hearts and minds activities, but the markets continue.
Intelligence work has recently uncovered that a known smuggler by the name of Al Fish has secured a shipment of western weaponry after a joint USMC/ANA convoy was wiped out in another region. We believe he is planning to bring a selection of these weapons to the market on friday to open negotiations and increase the general level of weaponry in the civilian and insurgent population, which is bad for us.
Travel to the Central Deriyah Market and quarantine the area, searching for any armed insurgents Find Al Fish with evidence of illegal smuggling Capture or kill Al Fish if evidence is found
Tribal law in the area states that all citizens are allowed to carry a single firearm. You can expect to see a lot of armed civilians in around around the city of Deriyah, but they are pro ISAF for the most part and, although they won’t fight the insurgents, we don’t expect them to cause us trouble. If there are armed insurgents in the area we believe they will hide and shoot from buildings if they can.
Intel claims Al Fish drives a yellow Ural with an open bed, but we don’t know if he’s actually carrying any weaponry or if he’s only coming to open negotiations. We cannot do anything more than stop and search the vehicle if we find no evidence of illegal activity.
The event will start with a siege at 1900 to get everyone in and sorted before moving out afterward. This usually lasts about half an hour.