Units of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have staged five complex attacks on NATO forces in Turkey this week using infantry, armor, rocket artillery, and drones. Kurdish insurgents partially destroyed a fuel depot in the vicinity of Incirlik Airbase and struck NATO and Turkish forces at Konya and Kürecik with multiple attacks. Turkish Land Forces have attempted to push deeper into northern Iraq to attack Kurdish bases, but have come under devastating rocket artillery fires and IEDs.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has ordered the deployment of NATO Response Force units to Turkey. Earlier today, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin directed the Pentagon to send additional US troops to the country. NATO is preparing air strikes as ground forces establish security positions along the Turkey-Iraq border.
Alpha Company “War Eagles” is ordered to assault and capture the PKK HQ at Mushorah. Infantry and cavalry elements will conduct an airborne landing in order to envelope enemy forces and maneuver onto the objective. Ground forces will land at DZ Sultan.
Second Platoon “Griffins” is tasked with raiding OBJ Ali and OBJ Barber in order to diminish enemy communications, command, and control and to secure the eastern flank of the objective area. From there, scouts will reconnoiter OBJ Despot and support the main assault on the airbase.
First Platoon “Widowmakers” will assault OBJ Crescent–the city of Mushorah–and the PKK HQ at OBJ Despot with the support of Second Platoon and 3CAB. Squads should attempt to capture EPW, particularly enemy officers.
3CAB “Falcons” is tasked with insertion of pathfinder and airborne elements, followed by transport, resupply, extraction, CAS, and possible medevac.
NATO aircraft will prepare OBJ Despot with precision strikes on enemy AA and aircraft prior to Alpha Company’s combined arms assault.
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: Military age male with mixed camo uniforms, weapon, and Kurdistan flag patch. PKK insurgents use a number of 1990-2010 era surplus US weapons and equipment sold to Kurdish security forces during the war. Note that Turkish Land Forces are operating within 7 km northwest of OBJ Peacock and across the northwestern border area.
(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 2
3. CH-47F CHINOOK x 2
4. AH-6 LITTLE BIRD x 2
5. C-130 HERCULES x 2
6. MINE DETECTORS
7. DEFUSAL KITS
8. DEMOLITION CHARGES
9. FIM-92 STINGERS
10. 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: