Presence Patrol #2
Alpha Company effectively stopped the ISIS complex attack in Musul Valley last week, building tactical momentum in a large-scale engagement against an onslaught of suicide attacks. Enemy BDA was 89 confirmed KIA and 19 armored and soft-skinned vehicles destroyed. However, elements of the Turkish 3rd Special Forces Division also took significant losses with 14 KIA and 20+ WIA. Morale in the Turkish 1/3 3SPD is very low, and rumor has it they want the US to take over security operations in the district for the remainder of the year.
SIGINT has confirmed prior intel sources that the bulk of remaining ISIS forces are located in the south-central mountains of Çukurca.
NATO Intellgence Fusion Centre assets recorded a satellite phone call from Tariq Bakkal to ISIS leader Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurashi in Syria claiming that his forces were running out of vehicles, fuel, and explosives following the failed attack on Musul Valley. Bakkal was known to Turkish Army Intelligence as a ISIS messenger during the Battle of Baghuz Fawqani. He appears to have climbed the ranks of dwindling ISIS leadership and may be the current regional commander. He has requested additional reinforcements and supplies to continue the jihad in the district.
Alpha Company "War Eagles" is ordered to move to the Çey Köyü Valley to probe enemy positions there. First Platoon "Widowmakers" will convoy to the north entrance of Çey Köyü Valley and patrol south. Infantry leaders must speak with villagers in OBJs Vineyard and Eden to build working relationships against ISIS forces and gain intel on recent enemy movements. Squads should each bring humanitarian aid bags to distribute to locals. 3CAB "Falcons" will deploy transport, resupply, and CAS aircraft in support of ground operations.
From there, continue south to OBJs Keshkek and Kashar, two mountaintop observation posts abandoned by Turkish National Guard forces. These positions are to be captured by the enemy unless we secure then for the Turkish 3rd SPD. Although small, each OP is well-fortified and offers excellent fields of view and fires up and down the valley. S-2 suspects ISIS forces will seize these positions to secure smuggling operations moved eastward follow the past three weeks of NATO offensive operations in the west and northwest.
(a) SPECIAL TEAMS/TASK ORG
1. COMMAND ELEMENT - WAR EAGLE
2. 1ST PLATOON, WIDOWMAKER
3. 1ST SQUAD, SCORPION
4. 2ND SQUAD, GHOST
5. 3RD SQUAD, SPARTAN
6. 4RD SQUAD, PHOENIX
7. 5TH SQUAD, WIZARD
8. 3RD COMBAT AVIATION BRIGADE, FALCON
(b) COMMON EQUIPMENT
1. STANDARD KIT AND LOADOUT
(c) SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
1. AH-64 APACHE x 2
2. UH-60 BLACKHAWK x 2
3. CH-47F CHINOOK x 2
4. AH-6 LITTLE BIRD x 2
5. MINE DETECTORS
6. DEFUSAL KITS
7. DEMOLITION CHARGES
8. FIM-92 STINGERS
9. FGM-148 JAVELINS
(a) MINE DETECTORS: Squad and Fireteam Leaders should use mine detectors at all times due to the risk of anti-personnel mines and IED.
(b) DEFUSAL KITS: For defusing explosives noted above (Rangers only).
(c) DEMOLITION CHARGES: M112 Demolition Blocks for destroying enemy caches and other targets as needed (Rangers only).
(d) FIM-92 STINGERS: For destroying enemy aircraft.
(e) FGM-148 JAVELINS: For destroying enemy armor.
Chain Of Command
(a) MISSION: WAREAGLE 6 / WAREAGLE 5
(b) GROUND ELEMENTS: WIDOWMAKER 7
(c) CLOSE AIR SUPPORT: WAREAGLE 6 / WIDOWMAKER 6
(d) AIR ELEMENTS : FALCON 6 / FALCON 7
(a) GROUND-TO-AIR: FREQ LR CH 60/61/62
(b) COMPANY NET: 152 CH 30
(c) PLATOON NET: 152 CH 31
(d) SQUAD NET: 152 CH 110/120/130/140
(e) CONVOY NET: FREQ LR CH 33/34
(a) Map of the AO: