The two Mirages reported that they could neither observe enemy activity on the road, nor see the vehicles that we say had been allegedly destroyed through the night. We in turn answered: “Search for two black smudges on the road”. The Mirage pilots then observed the black smudges, but even so, there were no discernable signs of Ural trucks. The reason for this we could see as we arrived over the scene with the Alouettes. The two URAL trucks of the enemy, which had been caught in the ambush, had been completely raised with the ground.
We requested the Mirages to fly an interdiction mission between Techamutete and Cuvelai for a while to keep possible enemy interference off our backs as we completed the job.
By now the platoon of Malan was sweeping steadily southwards in open formation using the road towards Techamutete as the axis of advance.
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