The GORFS and SADFUKRS soon took their primary objective, a range
of hills overlooking Highway 9, the main road west from Zulado.
But an elite SADFUKR infantry unit was completely destroyed by
infantry fire almost immediately after heli-inserting close to
ZSA positions on Hill 232 a feature which totally dominates the
the road from Zulado town to Fort Zulado.
ZSA troops heroicly defended Fort Zulado throughout the day,
supported by two tanks. The tanks were eventually destroyed by
overwhealming numbers of GORF troops - some five armoured cars,
the same number of tanks and a unit of French professional infantry
were drawn into the attack.
As night fell a GORF tank crashed through the fort gates and
entered the courtyard, but it later withdrew under cover of darkness
when its crew realised that support was not forthcoming. The ZSA
unit deployed in the Fort held their positions overnight..