Shoot and Scoot Ambush on Military Patrol

GoPro footage recorded by Anti-Junta fighters conducting guerilla operations near Dawei in the Tanintharyi Region of Myanmar captures a shoot and scoot ambush against a military patrol.


A shoot and scoot ambush like this is generally conducted for two reason's specifically. First, the enemy is new to your area and you're trying to establish what their baseline reaction is to contact so that you can set up better attacks in the future. Second, it's a means of conducting a hasty ambush without a high level of risk to your own smaller and inferior unit because your intent is to break contact before the enemy can get a bead on your location.


In either situation, it's not likely a tenable ambush from the start. As a result, these are generally throw away operations that at the most can injure or kill a singular enemy combatant.


Also, because I can already read the comics, yes, the village is really called Dawei, and no, Ugandan Knuckles was not involved in this ambush.


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Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

Published 6 months ago

GoPro footage recorded by Anti-Junta fighters conducting guerilla operations near Dawei in the Tanintharyi Region of Myanmar captures a shoot and scoot ambush against a military patrol.


A shoot and scoot ambush like this is generally conducted for two reason's specifically. First, the enemy is new to your area and you're trying to establish what their baseline reaction is to contact so that you can set up better attacks in the future. Second, it's a means of conducting a hasty ambush without a high level of risk to your own smaller and inferior unit because your intent is to break contact before the enemy can get a bead on your location.


In either situation, it's not likely a tenable ambush from the start. As a result, these are generally throw away operations that at the most can injure or kill a singular enemy combatant.


Also, because I can already read the comics, yes, the village is really called Dawei, and no, Ugandan Knuckles was not involved in this ambush.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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