OPERATION HELL’S GATE
Theatre: Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Year 1, Month 2, Week 1, Day 3, 2200
Combat Mission Objectives:
1. PRIMARY: Secure a perimeter around the alien craft. COMPLETE.
2. PRIMARY: Assault the alien forces. COMPLETE.
3. SECONDARY: Recover Meld canisters. COMPLETE.
4. SECONDARY: Rescue any endangered civilians. FAILED.
1. Alien forces are assaulting Istanbul, Turkey.
2. Two Meld canisters are present. Grayson Brandt and Li were sent with a team of COMSUBIN to collect them.
3. Machete piloted the Titan, Johansson provided air support, Kirk liased with local ground forces.
4. Four civilians are actively endangered by the aliens. One was incinerated. Three were saved.
5. A force of 14 sectoids are initially encountered around the alien craft, they are backed up by 3 Floaters.
6. 16 sectoids and 4 Chryssalids are attacking the city.
7. It is raining heavily during the mission, imposing an environmental condition.
8. The alien craft is a large transport vessel.
9. Sectoids are wearing armor (3/3, 2 alien alloys each).
10. A fire team of COMSUBIN special forces accompanied XCOM. 3 died.
11. Arif Aydinlar is in charge of local turkish forces.
12. Aliens trapped civilians in a bank vault, it was discovered that the Titan is largely immune to plasma pistol fire.