Alpha Company “War Eagles” has completed movement to FOB Eagle Eye and is ready for combat operations in Turkey. Following the set up of command, control, and communications systems at the new Company HQ, First Platoon is ordered to move south to conduct its first mission in Kazimiyah Valley.
The Turkish Army has been skirmishing with ISIS forces in the mountains south of Musul for several weeks, and Ankara reports additional enemy troops are moving north from Syria. Based on information gathered from ISR, S-2 suspects the valley south of FOB Eagle Eye is a primary jihadist smuggling route in the area.
Turkish Forces will remain in Musul Valley to give Alpha Company a free hand to combat insurgents in the mountains. It is anticipated that ISIS positions are dispersed and fortified. They are not expected to field heavy armor in this terrain, but RPG, HMG, and IED/VBIED are potential threats to friendly forces. Local civilians are mostly ethnic Kurds and are unlikely to support enemy jihadists. It may be possible to obtain information on ISIS positions from civilian willing supporters.
First Platoon “Widowmakers” is ordered to move south into Kazimiyah Valley to engage ISIS fortified positions. The valley is characterized by steep, rugged mountains and a narrow circuit road. Settlements are sparse.
The village of Kazimiyah Közü, located on the west side of the valley, is inhabited by Kurdish civilians and may be a source of secondary intelligence on ISIS targets to the south. Widowmakers should attempt to speak with village elders to obtain details on enemy activities.
From there, continue pushing south to ISIS targets in the village of Telafer:
OBJ Dugout is a suspected ISIS covert base with HQ, barracks, and armory. Clear the position of enemy forces and destroy in place any explosives/IED. Gather as much intel as possible from enemy personnel and equipment.
- OBJ Pinnacle is a suspected ISIS communications center with UHF/VHF transceivers. Capable of coordinating international comms with ISIS forces in Syria, it must be destroyed to disrupt operations.
Be advised Turkish Army forces have confirmed that one of their helicopters was pinged by radars in the vicinity of OBJ Pinnacle. ISIS may have AA capabilities in the area.
Rules of Engagement: Military-age male with weapon, mixed uniform, and combat kit. Suicide bombers are likely; warning shots are authorized.
(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: