At a certain point the neighborhood was in ruins. We had two raid operations. A raid means going to a place, blowing of the house and returning. The entrance into the house itself is carried out partly ‘dry’ (without using live fire), partly ‘wet’ (using live fire), depending on where you are ‘opening’ and where you aren’t. And then a unit arrives and places explosives. Why was the house blown up?
Because it overlooked the house we were in. Was fire directed at you or at neighboring forces from that house?
No – the house I was in was situated in an inferior position compared to that one. If our house was three stories tall, then the house that was blown up was probably four. And what about the second house that was blown up?
That was done by another platoon, but for the exact same reason.