Ba'athist Iraqi Republican Guard soldiers are the main enemies in Victor Coste's flashblack level in Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction.
1991, Highway of Death, Diwaniya, Iraq Edit
In 1991, Coste was part of a four-man Navy SEAL squad including Sam Fisher as squad leader patrolling the "Highway of Death" in Diwaniya, Iraq. After an IED in the road detonated and killed one of Coste's squad mates, Republican Guard soldiers ambushed the rest of the squad. Coste was knocked to the ground and falls unconscious. As he struggled to regain consciousness, a Republican Guard soldier executed another of his squad mates and two more Republican Guard dragged his unconscious squad leader away for interrogation.
After getting to his feet and acquiring an AK-47, Coste was told by Wofford Base that his squad leader was missing and presumed KIA, then ordered to find cover, hold his position and wait for evacuation. However, Coste defied orders and set off to rescue his squad leader. Eventually he came to an abandoned school where he found two Republican Guard soldiers interrogating Sam, asking for his name, the name of his unit and his orders. Coste killed both soldiers and freed Sam, then contacted Wofford Base for evacuation. Before being able to confirm their location, the building was hit by an RPG and the two SEALs were forced to defend their position from an assault by Republican Guard infantry. Just when they were about to be overwhelmed by Republican Guard reinforcements, an air strike by U.S. forces killed them. Sam and Vic were then contacted by "Basilisk" who told them that they were coming for them.