Third Infantry Division has severely disrupted ISIS operations in Çukurca. Hitting the border airbase last week at OBJ Bird Nest, Alpha Company “War Eagles” has prevented enemy smuggling operations from moving additional men and materiel from Syria. ISIS regional commander Tariq Bakkal is effectively cornered, but S-2 has information that he has moved into the mountains to evade capture. Although the work continues, this may be the beginning of the end of ISIS in the district.
However, US, NATO, and Turkish intelligence assets have uncovered a contract between A Syrian transport company and Iranian militia to move undisclosed cargo to the Syrian border via airlift. Iran is a major regional power and maintains influence in many other nations' affairs. Although preliminary analyses are unclear, it is possible that Iranian interests are support a common enemy in ISIS against US forces in Syria and Turkey.
Alpha Company “War Eagles” is ordered to patrol Çukurca Valley to locate and clear ISIS forces that were scattered in the wake of Mission: Little Bustard. If all objectives are accomplished, this will be the last hump through the wilderness in Çukurca.
Thanks to work by the Turkish 3rd Special Forces Division, S-2 has reliable followup information from a Kurdish militia in the Çukurca Valley. The militia leader stated that ISIS fighters are hiding in POI Trash Dump, a village located in the southwest area of the valley. SIGINT confirms a significant Arab presence there and also suggests that this element is planning to move northeast out of the district before NATO forces can find it.
Fifth Squad "Wizards" and Sixth Squad "Reapers" are ordered to move out to the ridge west of the road between POI Trash Dump and the Kurdish militia garrison. Recon the route and report all movements in and out of the POI. Be prepared to ambush and destroy ISIS forces to prevent escape from the AO. Provide additional scouting and recon as the patrol develops in order to destroy any hostile contacts found on the POI.
The bulk of First Platoon "Widowmakers" will patrol through OBJ Cesspit, OBJ Dirtball, and OBJ Outhouse while recon elements confirm potential enemy positions. Each objective is a small, impoverished Kurdish village. The villagers are likely to cooperate with US forces in exchange for food and medical supplies. Attempt to gain additional human intel on the disposition of ISIS forces that scattered into the valley.
3CAB "Falcons" is tasked with recon, transport, resupply, and CAS as needed by Company and Platoon elements. In addition, Turkish 1/3, 3rd SPD has requested 3CAB support to airlift several vehicles from the Musul East Barracks to the border airbase secured last week at OBJ Bird Nest.
(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: