OPERATION PECOS, BASRA, 13 JUNE 2006 (ROUGH EDIT) [Allocated Title]
Scenes from Operation Pecos, a search and arrest operation on suspect houses in Basra City.
Image intensifier shots. Suspect house is approached; soldiers lay ladder against the compound wall to keep watch. Main body of platoon make entry to house. Shaky hand-held shots as the cameraman walks round the property. The house is searched, and weapons are found. Grounds are also searched.
Normal camera. Search continues; items seized during the search (including guns and potential bomb-making equipment) are laid out on the floor, labelled and photographed.
Image intensifier: shots of the suspects and of the contraband (which has now been bagged). Merlin helicopter arrives; the suspects are taken on board along with the bags of evidence. Flight back to base, where the suspects are led off the aircraft and taken into custody.