First Platoon has successfully cleared Patrol Area BASTY, disrupting ISIS smuggling operations in the southwestern AO. A Company of Turkish Special Forces have established OPs in the western mountains, confirming that ISIS has abandoned the area. Alpha Company also captured and destroyed hundreds of enemy weapons, including over 3 tons of high explosives and IED making materials. This action has significantly decreased the enemy's ability to hit us with IEDs in the western sector.
Intelligence captured during the patrol revealed al-Qurashi’s directive to shift east into Cukurca’s central mountains in order to escape NATO pressure. Although staggered, the enemy continues to operate with significant combat power. S-2 suspects that the bulk of ISIS forces in the district are now concentrated in the south-central mountains. While the rugged terrain they hold limits motorized and mechanized operations, they still have some influence in the villages through terror, blackmail, and bribes.
Alpha Company is ordered to move into Musul’s western outskirts to serve as a blocking force for the Turkish 2/1/2 3rd SPD, which is conducting a security sweep in OBJ Kan Dökme, the town of Piransehr. NATO has reliable information that ISIS is planning to launch a coordinated attack against Turkish forces in the northern Musul Valley, and all BLUFOR are on high alert.
The area is flat and densely populated with a multicultural Turkish-Kurdish community. A number of towns and the regional capital of Musul sit along the Great Zab River here. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic is heavy, and the area of a crossroads for the district’s sheepherders.
(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: