When the Dyck Advisory Group (DAG) helicopters got overhead, their occupants saw many lifeless bodies on the road.
"A lot of food trucks had been ambushed, shot at, early in the morning by the insurgents, and [they] pulled the crew out of the trucks and beheaded them. They were lying on the ground.
"These terrorists engaged us with their guns, and we returned fire, but there were a lot of dead bodies around. They had been killing quite indiscriminately, a lot of people."