A/1-21IN: War Eagles Company has successfully cleared up to PL Gin and through the town of Zaleekah. They have also placed a minefield to the north of Husna that will prevent any surprise attack from the north. Currently War Eagles is continuing the fight to PL Rum and will exploit the enemy’s losses and move to secure the Town of Jalilah.
B/1-21 IN: Bravo Company has lost a significant amount of armored vehicles south of the City of Dilshad. They are currently on standby in the South until more equipment can be brought into their main camp for further operations. Additionally the Company has seen an uptick in indirect fires along the defensive positions they established in the north by Artillery near Zaleekah and can not continue to build up their defensive positions until it is taken out.
10th Polish Mech: The Polish forces attempted another breakthrough North of Kallista with a dismounted attack and were unsuccessful. The continued failures seem to only be setting them back and have fully transitioned over to a defensive posture until Coalition forces can secure their Eastern flank and assist with the movement north.
A/1-41 FA: 3rd ID has sent a Battery of Paladins into the AO to support operations in response to the amount of enemy indirect fires experienced from the Iranians in the past few weeks. They are currently stationed South of Jabirah and are in general support to all units in the area of operations. They currently bring the following munitions with them into the fight.
Enemy Situation across the Area of Operations:
The 28th Mech Brigades defense has been successful in in a majority of the AO although they have seen some setbacks in the East. The focus of the 2-81 AR BN has been instrumental to the delay of Polish forces moving North. 2-64 IN BNs counter mobility obstacles and minefields have successfully blocked US forces from moving towards Dilshad and have begun digging the city in from the West, South and East. The 1-28 Mech BN is the only unit seeing major setbacks as they fight the coalition forces. Their continued setback may turn the 28th Mech BDE’s focus towards the East if they continue to see defeats in the East. The 3-28 Mech BN has continued to dig in the surrounding area of Bahijah but has sent two of their company's to the East of the City of Bahijah and appear to be staged for an operation. There is no other intel on where they may be repositioned to next.
1-28th Mech Battalion:
1-28th Mech BN currently has two organic Mech BNs, A/1-28 and B/1-28, that are acting as their main forces. An Armor Company, A/2-81, has been attached to the BN in response to War Eagles recent success to the East. Additionally the 28th Mech BDE has attached one Battery of D-30’s, one Cavalry Troop of BRDM’s, one company of GAZ TIGR’s, and one Battery of ADA in support of their operations in the East.
A/1-28: Due to the recent fighting, A/1-28 is currently sitting at roughly 20% combat power and has retrograded to the West to re-consolidate combat power. We have confirmed that all of their remaining forces have been re tasked under B/1-28 and believe that they are along the defensive line.
B/1-28: B/1-28 has found some success in their defensive positions in the East but lost a majority of their area of operations from the last attack. They are currently sitting at 40% strength and are consolidated along a defensive line along PL Rum. They have placed their artillery north of the farm fields of Zaleekah that have been harassing B/1-21 IN for the past week. They have also been reinforced by A/2-81 to reinforce their defensive positions. The Air Defense teams of B/1-28 have been successful in their ability to remain undetected in the hills and are still remaining dispersed in the area to interdict Coalition forces freedom of maneuver in the air. We anticipate that their defensive lines will be difficult to bypass and will require deliberate a deliberate attack to get through in order to continue West to Jalilah.
A/2-81: The Attached Armor Company is still serving as the reserve for the Battalion. A majority of their forces are observed in the town of Marzuqah but we have seen through our intel sources that roughly half of their forces moved East to reinforce the defensive line set by B/1-28. We do believe the reserve forces have sent the Infantry Platoon and BMP Platoon to assist on the defensive line, but can not confirm.
War Eagles will conduct an Attack to seize the major roadway heading west to Bahijah NLT 22OCT23 in order to prepare for Coalition forces to attack and cut off Iranian forces staged south in Dilshad and Afaf. On order the Company will exploit the enemy’s losses and attack to secure the Town of Jalilah in order to establish a staging point for an attack on the City of Bahijah.
Task to Subordinate Units
Conduct an Attack to seize OBJ’s Hermes and secure the major roadway heading West to Bahijah for the future assault of the City.
Conduct an Attack on OBJ Apollo to secure the Town of Jalilah to stage forces for future operations.
Clear the enemy’s defensive line along PL Rum to allow for B/1-21 IN to reposition their defensive positions along PL Rum.
Mark a route that is usable for Coalition forces to use for the assault on the city of Bahijah. This route will be essential for our following weeks operation.
Conduct a Raid on OBJ Athena to neutralize enemy IDF assets in the AO and enable B/1-21 IN’s freedom of maneuver.
Conduct an Area Reconnaissance of the defensive line along PL Rum to identify enemy Battle Positions for War Eagles Attack.
Conduct an Area reconnaissance of OBJ Apollo to identify the enemy’s BPs in the Town of Jalilah for War Eagles Attack.
Provide CCA (Close Combat Aviation) for Widowmakers and Griffins as they conduct offensive operations between PL Vodka to PL Brandy.
Transport five M2 Stryker's to B/1-21IN’s Patrol base in the south to reinforce their forces for future attacks.
Conduct an Aerial Screenline to the East and South of the Town of Jalilah to identify and disrupt enemy counter attack elements and provide early warning to ground forces if the force is deemed overwhelming.
Be prepared to provide Close Combat Aviation against the 1-28th Mech BN’s reserve if they are triggered from the East or South.
Currently a platoon of Paladins from 1-41 FA BN in support of operations. Their current priority of Fires is as follows:
1) B/1-21 IN
2) A”War Eagles” /1-21 IN
3) 10th Polish Mech.
Although War Eagles are not first in priority, we are allocated two targets to plan and use during the operation. These targets must be briefed to Company leadership prior to stepping off with a grid and target description
Below are the munitions they currently have available.
High Explosives (HE)
15 x Fire Missions
8 x Fire Missions
5 x Fire Missions
2 x Fire Missions
Cluster munitions (DPICM)
8 x Fire missions
Additionally coalition forces have resourced a GMTI (Ground Moving Target Indication) aircraft to assist with early warning of enemy forces. Intelligence from this will be passed down from Company leadership throughout the operation. Although it shows moving vehicles throughout the AO, it does not inform us what type of vehicles they are. This resource is only expected during this week of the operation.
Rules of Engagement:
Enemy uniformed personnel are free to engage within the assigned AO. Any engagements outside of the Company AO must be approved by Company leadership. No indirect fires (IDF, Aerial, and Mk19) within 250 meters of any building unless confirmed there is no civilian presence or approval from Company leadership. Civilians can not be engaged unless they show hostile intent or are approved by Company Leadership.
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. 4TH SQUAD, PHOENIX
7. 2ND PLATOON, GRIFFIN
8. 1ST SQUAD, WARLOCK
9. 2ND SQUAD, WIZARD
10. 3RD COMBAT AVIATION BRIGADE, FALCON
(b) COMMON EQUIPMENT
1. STANDARD KIT AND LOADOUT
(c) SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
1. C-130 HERCULES x 2
2. AH-64 APACHE x 3
3. UH-60 BLACKHAWK x 3
4. CH-47F CHINOOK 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 / WAREAGLE 9
(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
1-28 Mechagnized Battalion Task Organization:
Templated Enemy positions (Intel is 48 hours old):