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The Coup

The Coup

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Previous level Crew Expendable
Next level Blackout
Game Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Character President Yasir Al-Fulani
Place Al Qunfudhah, Saudi Arabia
Date Day 1, 2011
Enemies Khaled Al-Asad, Imran Zakhaev, Viktor Zakhaev, OpFor
Console codename coup
Multiplayer map District, Showdown, Strike
"President Al-Fulani has been abducted by forces loyal to Al-Asad in an apparent coup d'etat."
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered level description
"This is how it begins."
Khaled Al-Asad

"The Coup" is the third level in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. It is mainly a cinematic level that sees the player take control of President Yasir Al-Fulani, who is driven to an arena and then executed by Khaled Al-Asad.


Names of the Infinity Ward StaffEdit

The Names of the Infinity Ward can be seen throughout the Walkthrough

  • Roger Abrahamsson
  • Mohammad Alavi
  • Todd Alderman
  • Brad Allen
  • Chrissy Arya
  • Richard Baker
  • Chad Barb
  • Alessandro Bartolucci
  • Keith Bell
  • Pete Blumel
  • Michael Boon
  • Robert Bowling
  • Peter Chen
  • Chris Cherubini
  • Grant Collier
  • Kristin Cotterell
  • Jon Davis
  • Derric Eady
  • Joel Esmile
  • Robert Field
  • Steve Fukuda
  • Robert Gaines
  • Mark Ganus
  • Francesco Gigliotti
  • Chance Glasco
  • Preston Glenn
  • Joel Gompert
  • Chad Grenier
  • Mark Grigsby
  • John Haggerty
  • Earl Hammon Jr
  • Jeff Heath
  • Neel Kar
  • Jake Keating
  • Richard Kriegler
  • Bryan Kuhn
  • Ryan Lastimosa
  • Oscar Lopez
  • Cheng Lor
  • Herbert Lowis
  • Julian Luo
  • Steve Massey
  • Mackey McCandlish
  • Drew McCoy
  • Brent McLeod
  • Paul Messerly
  • Stephen Miller
  • Taehoon Oh
  • Velinda Pelayo
  • Eric Pierce
  • Jon Porter
  • Zied Rieke
  • Linda Rosemeier
  • Alexander Roycewics
  • Mark Rubin
  • Emily Rule
  • Nicole Scates
  • Alexander Sharrigan
  • Jon Shiring
  • Nathan Silvers
  • Geoffrey Smith
  • Richard Smith
  • Jiesang Song
  • Theerapol Srisuphan
  • Todd Sue
  • Sompoom Tanchupong
  • Janice Turner
  • Rayme C Vinson
  • Zach Volker
  • Andrew Wang
  • Jason West
  • Lei Yang
  • Vince Zampella

Plot Edit

The Coup is largely a cinematic level, acting as the opening for the game. This level is used to introduce the player to the primary antagonists, as well as the opening credits. It is shown through the perspective of President Yasir Al-Fulani who is driven through a city captured by Al-Asad and his military force. During the drive, Al-Fulani sees Al-Asad's forces rounding up and executing people (these are likely supporters of Al-Fulani). At the end of the level, Al-Fulani is executed by Khaled Al-Asad with a Desert Eagle after saying the words, "This is how it begins" in Arabic to a camera.


The player's ability to move is limited to only looking around and watching as people flee Al-Asad's forces. Many soldiers are shown throughout the city exiting armored personnel carriers and helicopters, as well as chasing down and executing civilians trying to escape.



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Main article: The Coup/Transcript

Trivia Edit

Main article: The Coup/Trivia