|Battle for Tehran|
Clockwise from top-left: Marine looking over a downed Snake 6-6; Artillery strikes over Tehran; Staff Sergeant Henry Blackburn and Sergeant Steve Campo firing an M224 Mortar; Anvil column tanks moving over the Kavir Desert; The aftermath of the many battles within Tehran.
October 31, 2014 - November 2, 2014
Tehran, Iran and the Kavir Desert
The Battle for Tehran occurred in 2014 when the People's Liberation and Resistance took power in Iran. The engagements ranged from central Tehran to the outskirts of the city, along with engagements against PLR armor and firebases in the Kavir Desert 100 kilometers southeast of Tehran.
The Battle for Tehran started on the 31st of October as United States Navy strike aircraft from the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) stationed in the Persian Gulf were launched to achieve air superiority over Mehrabad Airport and to destroy key targets within the airport.
- Main article: Going Hunting
Shortly before Operation Guillotine initiated, an air strike conducted by the United States Navy takes place over Tehran targeting Mehrabad Airport where Faruk Al-Bashir was allegedly located. Strike aircraft take off from aircraft carriers off the coast of the Persian Gulf including Shark 4-6 and 4-2. The pair encounters several Iranian fighters as soon as they enter airspace over land and soon meet their objective several hours later at the cost of losing 4-6. Shark 4-2 joins a strike force of United States Air Force and Navy aircraft including Bulldog 3-3 and 3-2. 4-2 clears ground targets on the runway and parked jets for the A-10s to launch their attack runs. Soon the air assault is stopped due to friendly ground troops moving into the area and Shark 4-2 returns to the aircraft carrier.
- Main article: Operation Guillotine
At around 0300 Zulu time, a Marine assault led by Colonel Garrison's regiment began on the Jafiyeh bridge. The bridge was captured, and at 0645 hours the 1st Recon Marines (including Misfit 1-3 and Sgt. Blackburn) launched an assault on the Khojir apartment complex on the other side of a canal. After charging down a hill under artillery fire and then crossing the canal while being fired at by PLR machine guns from an overpass, the Marines of Misfit 1-3 cleared the opposite bank and the overpass. Some urban fighting occurred, but ended when Humvee's arrived. The unit then rode with these until they were ambushed by PLR troops. They then cleared the ambush and reached the Metropolitan Bank, where, after a short firefight, found a suitcase nuke and some key information. However, the company had to withdraw because of PLR reinforcements.