I've tried my level best to avoid Rais's thugs, but I almost ended up nose-to-nose with some of them today, They're easy to spot, wearing all that yellow, and they are CONVINCED that they own the whole city. (...They might be right.) They tend to cluster around supply drops, so if you want one, you'll have to go through some of those jerks. I've watched them fight. Someone trained them well. They don't charge at you like madmen. No, they're methodical and they keep their guard up. You'd have to look for a good window to attack. If you stay focused, though, it's...definitely likely that you might survive.