Presence Patrol #11
The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) 4th RGB is on the verge of collapse after losing over 80% of its combat forces to Alpha Company. The remnants of Kurdish “A” Company sits entrenched in Hajellah Valley, and Brigade Commander COL Zoran Hozan remains in-zone as ordered by PKK High Command. NATO’s opportunity to destroy PKK power in Uzbin Valley is at hand.
At the same time, Iranian Quds Force operatives have become increasingly brazen in the northern valley, training and arming local Iranian militia and calling in aircraft from Iranian bases. S-2 and NATO IFC have corroborated intel showing Iranian plans to seize key terrain and strike PKK targets in Kurdistan. The Pentagon is preparing for a possible confrontation with Tehran.
Alpha Company “War Eagles” is ordered to patrol Hajellah Valley in order to clear remaining PKK forces in Uzbin Valley. Kurdish “A” Company, 4th RGB holds the market town of Hajellah and its environs. The local ‘mayor’ Kawa Fez is complicit in human rights violations against Yazidi and ethnic-Iranian minorities in Uzbin Valley and has been designated an HVT along with PKK COL Zoran Hozan.
First Platoon “Widowmakers” is tasked with clearing the objective area, which includes HVT Kawa Fez’ compound (OBJ Assur), the village of Hajellah (OBJ Bethel), and PKK base (OBJ Canaan).
Second Platoon “Griffins” is tasked with zone reconnaissance and enemy target marking. Priority of targets is enemy armor, crew-served weapons, and the 2x HVT.
3CAB “Falcons” is tasked with general aviation support.
All armed contacts in the objective areas are presumed to be hostile. Be cautious of unarmed civilians in residential areas. We identified a no-fly zone above the north-eastern airfield. 3CAB is to avoid flying near that region. Due to the mass destruction of the enemy major AA capabilities in the previous mission, the PKK is using the remaining equipments they have therefore we should expect only a few manpads in the AO, nothing bigger than that.
(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. 4TH SQUAD, PHOENIX
7. 5TH SQUAD, REAPER
8. 2ND PLATOON, GRIFFIN
9. 1ST SQUAD, WARLOCK
10. 2ND SQUAD, WIZARD
11. 3RD COMBAT AVIATION BRIGADE, FALCON
(b) COMMON EQUIPMENT
1. STANDARD KIT AND LOADOUT
(c) SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
1. AH-64 APACHE x 4
2. UH-60 BLACKHAWK x 2
3. CH-47F CHINOOK x 3
4. MINE DETECTORS
5. DEFUSAL KITS
6. DEMOLITION CHARGES
7. FIM-92 STINGERS
8. 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 / GRIFFIN 6
(c) CLOSE AIR SUPPORT: WAREAGLE 6 / WIDOWMAKER 6 / GRIFFIN 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 31/32
(d) SQUAD NET: 152 CH 110/120/130/140/150/210/220
(e) CONVOY NET: FREQ LR CH 33/34
Map of the AO
COL Horan Hozan
Mayor Kawa Fez