NATO forces have succeeded in disrupting PKK terrorist operations across Uzbin Valley, but Kurdish insurgents remain entrenched in the southeastern AO. Although the enemy is now in a defensive posture, 1x mechanized infantry company and 1x motorized infantry company are fully equipped and receiving new recruits. PKK 4 RGB Commander COL Zoran Hozan is reported to be in-zone and supervising expansion of a large IED-making facility. CIA warns that these insurgents are attempting to manufacture weaponized chlorine gas for use against Turkish forces in Iraq.
Be advised, Iranian Quds Force special operations units have smuggled a large number of small arms, AT, and explosives into the AO and have taken over a mudbrick hamlet north of Lakan (POI Saffron). NATO IFC reports that Tehran is arming the Ashab al-Kahf militia in northern Iraq to conduct theater-wide attacks against both the PKK and NATO forces.
Alpha Company “War Eagles” is ordered to destroy PKK mechanized infantry “B” Company, 2-4 RGB, which is entrenched in eastern Uzbin Valley.
First Platoon “Widowmakers” is tasked with clearing by force as necessary each of the four mission objectives.
OBJ Appalachia: a cluster of residential compounds and hamlets garrisoned by PKK insurgents. The area is likely to have fortified fighting positions, crew-served weapons such as HMG and AT, and IEDs. The local population is ethnically Kurdish and largely supports the PKK uprising.
OBJ Barrio: the agricultural area of the valley, containing a large compound housing communications and logistics stations.
OBJ Citadel: Enemy strongpoint and company HQ.
OBJ Dynamite: PKK IED factory and possible chlorine gas plant.
Second Platoon “Griffins” is tasked with force-oriented zone reconnaissance of the objective areas. It is crucial that Company elements are advised of any movement of PKK forces in or out of the zone. Acquire enemy armored targets for aviation where possible, but be prepared to neutralize active armor. Note there is an understrength enemy motorized company to the south vicinity Hajellah, within 3 km of the objectives.
3CAB “Falcons” is tasked with support of the infantry assaults with reconnaissance, transport, resupply, and CAS.
Following last Sunday's unauthorized entry into the AO by a Turkish patrol, NATO ACO has convinced Turkey to restrict military movement outside a 3 km border zone. All armed contacts in the objective areas are presumed to be hostile. Be cautious of unarmed civilians in residential areas.
(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 3
3. CH-47F CHINOOK x 2
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: