the fall of the big guard post in esetli was one of the biggest psychological victories for the sandinistas.
the fall of the big guard post in esetli was one of the biggest psychological victories for the sandinistas. with the help of a light aircraft, which dropped two bombs, the guerrillas mounted a heavy attack and the command pst fell in six hours. The final assault was made after a bulldozer was driven straight thru the wall of the post, into the yard, and into a wall of the inner building. exact figures for dead and wounded were not govern by the guerillas, but they captured enormous quantities of ammunition including rifles, bullets, tank shells, two armoured cars, heavy automatic (30 mm) ??? guns, grenades etc. Esteli was the last remaining big defense post of the national guard. These truck loads of sandinista, shouting victory slogans, were heading off to clean smaller pockets of guard resistance in the countryside at Boaco and Dario.