As ISIS collapsed on Bozcaada under the weight of our offensive, resurgent PKK militants have staged a general uprising in coordination with Kurdish militia in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. These reactivated forces are deemed terrorists under US and international law, and they pose a significant threat to peace and security in the region, including NATO personnel and other assets.
A PKK battalion has begun fortifying southeastern Bozcaada and is encroaching on Merkez City and FOB Anderson. Three Turkish policemen were shot and killed Monday night, adding to the security dilemma. The Turkish National Guard garrison in Merkez refuses to leave the city, giving Alpha Company no choice but to continue clearing operations unassisted.
Alpha Company "War Eagles" is ordered to clear Patrol Area SANDLOT of Sons of Qardu and any other hostile armed insurgents. First Platoon "Widowmakers" is tasked with house-to-house clearance operations with the support of Second Platoon "Griffins" and 3CAB "Falcons".
POI include: Mound, a residential compound with heat signatures of at least 12 personnel; Third Base, a fortified camp capture from ISIS last week but reoccupied by unknown forces; Right Field, an area with fresh defensive earthworks; and Left Field a rocky depression seen occupied by vehicles and flood lights early this morning.
Rule of Engagement: Military age male with mixed camo uniform, weapon, and combat kit. Turkish forces are restricted to Merkez city and will not enter PA SANDLOT.
(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, 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 3
2. UH-60 BLACKHAWK x 2
3. CH-47F CHINOOK x 2
4. AH-6 LITTLE BIRD x 1
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 / 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: