Corporal Gilda Swiftbeak was found among the ruins of a Gryphon artillery nest west of Ponyville. She is the only named casualty. What marked her out was not that she was dead, but how she died. She wasn't killed by the Equestrian tanks flattening their position, but from two seperate bullets,from two different directions, both entering her head at the exact same moment. While one appears to have been fired from a standard SRS-99 of the Equestrian armed forces, the other was from an older Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.1. As their are only 7 or so of these rifle left in public hands, identifying and recruiting the second shooter should be easy.
On unrelated news, Lt. Lyra Heartstrings is expected to make a full recovery after surviving a five hour nerve gas sat-strike on her position.
FLASH! Finally, after much searching, Ponyville resident White Scar has been apprehended by the Equestrian military. As one of the last known owners of a Lee-Enfield No.4, Scar has been recruited into the Sniper corps as a spotter/marksman. He will be serving under Lt. Heartstrings as Equestria continues to combat the Gryphon invasion.