Back at their base, with the benefit of hindsight, most of the soldiers agreed with the decision to refrain from firing the Hellfire. The group of fighters had been routed without a single shot being fired: a success, they said.
But the BRF commander regretted the decision. “I should have given the order,” he admitted later. “We had them.”
Please note the wording: 'routed without a single shot', which translates to "They got away so they can try to kill us tomorrow."