|The village from the north - mosque in centre|
|The Predator lines up on the building|
A second Warrior approached over the boggy ground, and shot at the house on the south side of the northern road, to no apparent effect. On the road, the third Warrior fired on the same target, killing one Hotaki; an RPG also struck the vehicle, and ricocheted off. The crew of the Warrior then spotted what they believed was an IED just ahead on the road, and used the gun to destroy it, while the infantry dismounted, taking cover behind the trees. The fireteams also debussed from the Warrior in the open, and, together with the IFV, concentrated their fire on the building held by the Hotakis. Despite all the attention, only one militiaman was killed; in return, an RPG impacted the main gun of the Warrior on the road, disabling it.
|A Predator's eye view from the east - IED's on roads|
|The village from the south - mosque in upper left|
However, it was too late... while the fighting had been taking place on the roads, Wanabi's men had killed or disabled all the Mithraists in the grape shed by fire, and had stormed into the mosque. Attempts to surrender were ignored, and the bloodletting began. By the time the British reached the mosque, it was all over; there were no survivors, and the Hotakis had fled...