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The Hunt for Syed Musa

When private military contractors set out to avenge a brutal attack on a British camp in Afghanistan the question is: Who is the real enemy?

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The hunt for Syed Musa is exactly that, but with a twist. After an Afghan soldier, being trained at Camp Bastion, in Helmand, Afghanistan, kills several British soldiers, including a Gurkha, a team of private military contractors are sent to Afghanistan to hunt down Syed. The orders are to try to capture him and bring him back to England to stand trial, but if necessary they can and should kill him.
On arriving in Kabul, the team of ten men, including a local guide and interpreter, begin to have doubts about the mission fearing they are being sent on a wild goose chase or even worse 'set up'.
During their mission the team encounters what they think must be Taliban fighters who attack them with such ferocity that half of them are either killed or wounded.
The remainder are rescued and when the leader of the team confronts the representative of the private company that sent them, he discovers that their doubts were real. But the team leader is warned that he must play along with the official narrative.

Submitted: December 13, 2020
Last Updated: January 27, 2021

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The Writer: Yvonne de Ryotte

Although I now live in Canada I am originally from UK. I am English, Irish and French. This year I plan to move to Texas. Wish me luck! I am a freelance journalist and an author. I, also, have written several screenplays. In Mexico I worked on a Spanish/English language screenplay that was produced. I, also, optioned another script in Mexico. I would like to do the same in North America. I am open to collaboration. I notice some members show their little pets. I love this! I am passionate about caring for animals - big and small, domesticated and so-called wild. Always take care of them. 'Do no harm' should be everyone's motto. Another point I wanted to make is although I write about war I... Go to bio

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