describe the impact of specific conditions on the correct movement and positioning of an individual
As a member of an assault element in urban terrain, with the enemy's location and strength uncertain, given an
individual weapon with ammunition, and load-bearing equipment. 1. [ The individual, fire team, and squad movement techniques within urban terrain differ slightly from the basic movements used in normal field operations. Several
movement techniques take on added importance during
combat in urban terrain due to the nature of the battle area.
2. In urban terrain, the individual Soldier and leaders are confronted with different types of obstacles that they must negotiate to eliminate or capture an enemy
position. Street-to-street and house-to-house fighting give rise to many surprising situations, so alertness and all-round security are mandatory. The enemy might
appear not only from the front, flanks, and rear, but also from above and below. Corners are hazardous to untrained Soldiers who fail to remain alert. The most common three mistakes untrained Soldiers make are--
1. Failure to recognize the danger area.
2. Extension their weapons beyond the corner, which exposes their presence.
3. Showing their heads at a height that enemy soldiers would expect to see them. Windows are danger points. Most first-floor windows are head high, and an unsuspecting Soldier will expose his head, giving the enemy an excellent shot
from cover. ]