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In Theatre Training 291900ZJUL18

Event details

TO: OC C SQN SBS

FROM: PJHQ NORTHWOOD

SUBJECT: IN THEATRE TRAINING - OP APPHIA

PRIORITY: PRIORITY

DTG: 221900ZJUL18

CLASSIFICATION: NATO/OTAN SECRET

 

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1) SITUATION

Mission

To support the Malian government in combating anti-government forces currently planning and participating in actions with intend to destabilise the region and put British interests and civilians in Mali at risk.

Ground

Kidal is a town and commune in the desert region of northern Mali. The town lies 177 mi northeast of Gao and is the capital of the Kidal Cercle and the Kidal Region. The climate is typical Saharan with very little rainfall and large fluctuations in temperature. The average annual rainfall is around 130 mm but there are large year-to-year variations.

Friendly Forces

TF White - 1er R.P.I.Ma advising host nation forces

TF Blue - JSO package operating as part of an Expeditionary Targeting Force

TF Orange - HUMINT and SIGINT as part of the operation preparation of the battlespace

13th Combined Arms Regiment - Malian Army units based in Goa and Kidal

Enemy Forces

800-1000 fighters in total however only around 500-1000 are believed to be in the Gao and Kidal regions.  

2) MISSION

C Sqn will conduct in-theatre training at FOB insert in preparation for direct action taskings as part of an Expeditionary Targeting Force to assist the Malian government.

3) OWN MAIN EFFORT

C Sqn will conduct training focused on FIBUA, enhanced breaching, hostage rescue and HVT capture.

4) TIMINGS

Insert specific timings

5) O GROUP

At commander's discretion
6) CSS

i. Dress: CEFO, MC and PPE.
ii. Equipment: Breaching charges, flashbangs, plasticuffs.
iii. Weapons. L119A1, HK417, L110A2
vi. Ammunition. Live fire.
v. Meds/CMT: As per SOP. Medical facilities located within FOB.
vi. POW & Detainees: Report through Trp Sgts to 4/4A.
vii. Resupply through Ptn Sgts to 4/4A.

7) SATELLITE IMAGERY

    N/A

8) ACKNOWLEDGE

No acknowledgement required.

 

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