|Date||June 24, 2004|
|Objective||Prevent bus driver from escaping town|
|Game||Rainbow Six Black Thorn|
|Previous mission||Operation: Silent Ace|
|Next mission||Operation: Coarse Blade|
Operation Copper King is the third mission in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear: Black Thorn.
Terrorists have crossed into the town of Loyada in Djibouti and captured a school bus full of passengers. You must stop the terrorists without any casualties among the hostages. Your mission is to prevent the buss from crossing the border.
John Clark - This mission requires absolute stealth, followed by quick, decisive action. The terrorists must be stopped before they can get the bus into Somalian territory. Once it crosses over, it's going to be impossible to get it back without a major international incident. Reports indicate that the hostages have been tied up in the back of the vehicle. We're also told that only one of the terrorists is on board driving the bus and there appear to be others in the surrounding area are running interference.
Kevin Sweeney - We're starting to get a picture of what's going on here. We strongly believed the current situation to be a recreation of a historic rescue made in Djibouti by the French. Coincidence? I doubt it. We don't have hard evidence to back up our 'Copycat' theory, but it seems to fit the available data, and if so that means we'll be dealing with another aspect of the same terrorist organization.
If the terrorists successfully get the bus into Somalia, the risk to the hostage's lives will be greatly increased. We don't want to start a border war over this one, so you're going to have to move fast. And just to make things more interesting, the hostage-takers are demanding, not money this time, but weapons. If the government of Djibouti gives in, odds are that they'll see those guns in guerrilla's hands, and we'll see them the next time our Copycat hits.
Intelligence reports there is a single terrorist and an unknown number of hostages on board the bus. You will be inserted at the edge of town and must make your way to a good lookout position on the bell tower, located on the map. Some hostiles may be encountered along the way. Because the terrorists are all using radios, the bus will leave as soon as a member of your team is spotted. Stealth is key to this mission. Once the lookout position has been reached, stop the bus by taking out the terrorists on board.