Black Ops reveals how elite special operations units in different countries carry out their high-risk assignments and shares the inside story of some of the most dramatic military actions in recent history through expert testimony and dramatic reconstructions.
Operation Certain Death August 25th, 2000. The Royal Irish Regiment, a unit of the British Army, is stationed deep in the jungles of Sierra Leone, west Africa. On patrol, they are driving through a volatile area; known for attacks, ambushes and kidnappings. Whilst driving, the unit takes a wrong turn and are confronted by a notorious rebel gang; the 'West Side Boys'. The 'West Side Boys' reputation is infamous. Known for their wild and unpredictable behaviour, they are perpetually drunk or drugged. The 'West Side Boys' take the British soldiers hostage. Shortly afterwards, it becomes clear that the unit hasn't reported back. In London, the reality of the situation begins to sink in. On September the 10th, over fifteen days after the hostages' initial capture, British Special Forces embark on a dangerous rescue mission. They have just one chance to free the hostages and bring them home safe.