In the wake of Alpha Company’s destruction of Kurdish insurgent strongpoints on Bozcaada, surviving Sons of Qardu and PKK revolutionaries have retreated into Merkez. The local majority Kurdish population largely supports the insurgent uprising and willing civilian supporters are housing fighters in the city.
A willing civilian informant codenamed “Genie” has credible intelligence indicating that HVT Goran Musafir will attempt to exfil Bozcaada by submarine. SoQ have placed sentries at the Merkez dockyard but have otherwise disappeared into the shadows. No military vehicles have been spotted in the city. The local police station and several police vehicles have been abandoned, and the skeleton crew of officers has vanished.
The reactivated 4th Battalion of the Turkish 2nd Infantry Regiment is deploying to Bozcaada to reestablish national control of the area and allow 3rdID to move to the next AO. Until they arrive, US forces hold the island.
Alpha Company “War Eagles” is ordered to patrol the city of Merkez and locate and clear all Kurdish insurgent positions. This is to destroy the Sons of Qardu’s and PKK’s means of offensive operations against NATO and Turkish national forces on Bozcaada.
S-2 estimates there are 75-100 fighters left in the city who have apparently blended with local residents. Most of the Kurdish population supports the insurgency, while Turks and Arabs oppose it and support Turkish and NATO security operations.
OBJ Trident, the city's port, is confirmed to be held by PKK forces who have been patrolling the harbor on foot and by boat. OBJ Rampart, the historic Turkish castle ruins, is suspected to be occupied by enemy forces. Several civilians vehicles have been observed moving in and out of the complex. POI Bullhorn is a beachfront compound that overwatches the approach to OBJ Trident and may be held by enemy forces. POI Bullhorn is a communications hub with Kurdish language radio station and cellphone repeater.
Second Platoon “Griffins” is tasked with reconnaissance of the patrol area in order to obtain critical battlefield intelligence on enemy targets hidden in Merkez. Further, scouts must be prepared to provide overwatch and AT support for First Platoon. Need for additional patrolling in support of infantry forces s anticipated.
First Platoon “Widowmakers” is tasked with clearing Merkez of all Kurdish insurgents (SoQ/PKK) in order to facilitate transfer of command of local security operations back to Turkish Land Forces.
3CAB “Falcons” is tasked with general aviation duties in support of ground forces, including but not limited to transport, resupply, and CAS.
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: Military age male with uniform and weapon. There are no Turkish military or police forces active on Bozcaada. Use of explosives in the city is restricted due to the large civilian presence and number of historical sites. Civilians caught housing or hiding insurgents are to be detained for questioning by S-2.
(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 2
2. UH-60 BLACKHAWK x 1
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 area: