Following Alpha Company’s capture and destruction of an ISIS base and communications station in the village of Telafer, S-2 has obtained intel indicating a build up of jihadists throughout Cukurca. ISIS recruits from Syria have reportedly moved into the district en masse and have gone to ground in multiple high valley encampments. Enemy forces are reported to be concentrated in the southern and western parts of the AO.
This morning, friendly Turkish forces contacted S-2 and provided details on ISIS plans for a mass-kidnapping in Al Shirqat, a town north of FOB Eagle Eye. ISR indicates that ISIS has a company-sized element scattered throughout the mountains. Reportedly armed mostly with small arms, crew served weapons, and light vehicles, they also have moved a substantial amount of explosives into the country from Syria. Self-proclaimed ISIS caliph Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurashi has ordered his forces to use IEDs as a primary weapon against US forces in southeastern Turkey.
Turkish Army and police units have established a checkpoint in the village of Köysancak, which controls the roads leading to Al Shirqat, and have garrisoned Al Shirqat itself. NATO IFC is also working employing drones stationed at Inçirlik to obtain additional intel on enemy locations.
First Platoon “Widowmakers” is ordered to stand ready as QRF to the Turkish Army forces north of FOB Eagle Eye. Infantry, scouts, and air elements must be prepared to move through the Turkish checkpoint at Köysancak to relieve friendly units in OBJ Fanaa, the town of Al Shirqat. NATO forces are tasked with protecting civilians from ISIS attacks/kidnappings there.
OBJ Fanaa is a small Kurdish town of mostly mud brick architecture. It sits on the Great Zab River, which is currently very shallow. Use of explosives is prohibited due to the risk to Turkish forces and civilians.
Rules of Engagement: Military-age male with weapon, surplus/mixed pattern 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: