Very interesting and very pleasing. I did some PRT type jobs in the 'marshes' on TELIC 12. The canals were beginning to refill but the locals were still just scratching a living with very thin crops and thinner livestock. They were fairly friendly (we came bearing gifts, obviously; mostly building materials) and seemed more of a community than the city dwellers. There's always an agenda with these sorties though. Ours was trying to persuade the locals that they should contact the Iraqi regional HQ if they spotted any smugglers crossing the Iranian border.