THE BATTLE OF CEUTA
The government of Morocco has repeatedly called for Spain to transfer the sovereignty of Ceuta, drawing comparisons with Spain's territorial claim to Gibraltar.
The Spanish position is that Ceuta is an integral part of Spain, and has been since the 16th century, centuries prior to Morocco's independence from France in 1956,
whereas Gibraltar, being a British Overseas Territory, is not and never has been part of the United Kingdom. Morocco has claimed the territory is a colony.
One of the chief arguments used by Morocco to reclaim Ceuta comes from geography, as this exclave, which is surrounded by Morocco and the Mediterranean Sea,
has no territorial continuity with the rest of Spanish territory. This argument was originally developed by one of the founders of the Moroccan Istiqlal Party, Alal-El Faasi,
who openly advocated the Moroccan conquest of Ceuta and other territories under Spanish rule.
The Istiqlal party has gained control of the government of Morocco and has ordered Armored Forces to invade Ceuta to return it to Moroccan sovereignty.
Spanish forces are to defend Ceuta from invasion by Moroccan Forces.
The Torre de Francisco de Asis, Torre de Piniers and Puente Del Quemadero are to be held until they are considered untenable and forces are to retreat to Ceuta. The city of Ceuta is to be defended.
1st Platoon / 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment - 2 x Leopard 2A4
2nd Platoon/ 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment - 2 x Leopard 2A4
3rd Platoon / 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment - 2 x Leopard 2A4
1st Platoon / 2nd Spanish Legion Tercio 2 x Centauros B1
54th Regulares Light Infantry with anti-tank weapons
Artillery of 2 batteries of 3 guns each.
Moroccan Forces include M60A3 tanks and M113A1 PC's.
Artillery is expected.
Mission Score dependent on controlling Ceuta at end of mission.
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