Forces Operating in The Democratic Republic of Zugando
|Zugandan Army on Patrol|
The Peoples Resistance Army
|Irregular Forces Form the Bulk of the PRA|
International Coalition for Zugando (I-COZ)
|British Army on Patrol in Victoria Town|
|A Nigerian Policeman: Part of the I-COZ Peacekeeping Force|
USS George Washington, USS Stockdale, HMS Montrose and HMS Daring provide naval support for the I-Coz forces.
US and UK Special Forces
|US Special Forces Operating in Zugando|
The SF forces are operating from within the PRA territory, and are tasked with hunting down and eliminating the leadership of the PRA. They have met with some success, having killed three high-ranking PRA officers and destroyed a number of supply depots.
Russian hard-liner oligarch and former KGB commander Serge Movincov is believed to be influential in support of the PRA. During his days as a KGB field commander in western Africa Movincov built up many contacts. He is believed to be arming the neo-communist PRA in exchange for diamonds and gold.
MI6 has confirmed that a small number of Russian ‘mercenaries’ are operating in Zugando, training the PRA and acting as bodyguards to high-ranking PRA officers. It is widely believed that these Russians are funded by Movincov.
Al Qaeda (AQ)
AQ trading camps have been identified in the far north of Zugando, where the majority of the population are Islamic. AQ do not seem to be interested in the civil war in Zugando, and are merely taking advantage of the lawlessness in the area to operate without restrictions.
In-depth forensic analysis of IEDs set by the PRA along routs patrolled by I-COZ have lead intelligence community to conclude that AQ master bomb maker Ali Saleh has trained the PRA bomb maker. Special Forces have been told that capture or killing the bomb maker must be placed at the highest priority.
The Peoples Republic of China
China have been investing enormous resources in the continent of Africa, and although the lawlessness in Zugando has prevented them building up much presences in the country they have invested considerably into some of the more stable counties that border Zugando. The Chinese have recently voiced concerns at what they perceived as an increased colonialist agenda among the Anglo-phonic nations. Although the Chinese presence in the region is currently confined to a handful of military advisers, they have indicated that should the instability spill over the borders and effect their concerns in the neighboring counties they might well escalate their commitment to the conflict. The western partners have dismissed this as bullish rhetoric, but the threat, however remote, remain.