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OPERATION HERA IV 061900ZOCT19

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OPERATION ORDER

 

TO: 1Pl, A COY, 2 PARA BN.

FROM: SILBOT, LT, OC 1Pl, A COY, 2 PARA BN.

SUBJECT: OPERATION HERA II 291900ZSEP19.

 

 

++++++++++++++++++BEGINS++++++++++++++++++

 

I. PRELIMS

  • TIME: 0330L
  • WEATHER: Rain forecast 0400 to last until 2300.
  • CURRENT POS: PB DRIFFIELD, PB DARWEN
  • MAP DATA: Map Data Here
  • TASK ORG;
  • 0A: Lt Silbot
  • 0B: Sgt Blanthorn
  • 1/1 - IC: Cpl Ainsley, 2IC: A/Lcpl James
  • 1/3 - IC: Cpl McPherson, 2IC: LCpl Verrick
  • 4/1 - IC: Cpl Scarle, 2IC: LCpl Cullen

 

II. SITUATION

 

After deploying into central Takhar it is clear there is a strong insurgency forming in the surrounding villages to where we are based. After multiple contacts and IED's located and destroyed we are sure to have a tough two months ahead. We must ensure we are active in the area and conduct fierce and rapid combat missions in order to deflate and eradicate the enemy from the local populace. The ANP have given us a warm welcome and have spoken to some local elders in order to arrange a SHURA in the coming weeks to gather intelligence to be passed onto the US forces deploying late October who will assist us for the last 4 weeks before taking over combat operations from the UK at the end of November.

The insurgency has reignited their efforts in the north and have conducted over 28 attacks in the last 3 weeks. The ANP has lost 21 officers while the ANA have lost 13 Soldiers. The local population is weary of us returning to the region as they anticipate a rise in attacks and fighting in the area due to our presence. We are to reassure communities we are their to assist their local police and armed forces in retaking the area, we are to engage with the public whilst out on disruption patrols.

 

i. GROUND

  • In General: Takhar is mostly a dry/arid area, mountainous in the central areas of the province. The area has some areas of farming land and has some larger more populated towns along with many villages on the outskirts with little population easy for the Taliban to extort and claim a foothold where the ANP hold less presence. The road network is basic but it improving with the newly elected government promising a public transport network and tarmac roads leading to every village in the area by 2022.
  • In Detail: We are deployed to the central region of Takhar which will see each section settle into their respective Patrol Bases. We are located close to a large populated town Feruz Abad, in order to assist the ANP with their fortified Police Station in the centre of the town. There is a PB located on the hill to the south overlooking the town PB DRIFFIELD (operated by 1/1) and one to the east located near the villages of Timurkalay and Anar PB DARWEN (operated by 1/3). 2Plt are located at FOB EXETER With 1 Flight and 16 CSMR. US Forces are due to join 2Plt mid October ready to take over from UK forces at the end of November 2019.

ii. ENEMY FORCES

  • Known & Suspected En. Positions: There are multiple confirmed supply locations in the north or the region. None known in the initial area of operations. We have had initial contacts on our deployment to the region from the surrounding hills and mountains.
  • Strength: Unknown however have populated northern villages in the region. Assessed as potentially 2 Plts strength across the region.
  • Morale: High due to recent successful attacks.
  • Weaponry: AK and Soviet Era weaponry in use. Due to recent attacks on ANA & ANP a small amount of advanced weaponry has been gained. There is reports of Soviet Era static emplacements. Caliber up to 12.7mm and RPG/STRELA Missiles.
  • IDF: 82mm Mortars.
  • Vehicles: 3x ANP HUMVEE, Unknown quantity of ANA vehicles from captured military base in GARMSAR. Mainly Civilian vehicles adapted with Soviet Era Weaponry.
  • Aircraft: None known.
  • Air Threat: High Soviet STRELA missiles have been obtained in unknown quantities. JHC to Risk assess.
  • Mine/IED Threat: High - General AO, HIGH - Areas of interest.

iii. ENEMY INTENT

  • To continue insurgency and take control of key areas in Takhar Province.

iv. FRIENDLY FORCES

  • Remainder of A Coy.
  • JHC & CSMR elements based at FOB EXETER.
  • 4/1 FSG out of PB DARWEN rapid deployment capability.

v. ROE

III. PROBABLE MISSION

 

to continue the push into the town of Garmsar and clear objective yellow and objective black to confirm the death of the local war-lord without causing more civilian casualties. After both objectives red and yellow have been cleared the platoon must exfill from the area due to the rise in hostility between British forces and the Civilians of Garmsar.

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IV. TIMINGS

  • IC Briefing: 061950ZOCT19

 

V. ORDERS GROUP

  • Time: 0615L
  • Location: 1/1 compound sector red

 

VI. CSS

  • Dress: CEFO, MTP & PPE.
  • Equipment: As per SOP at 2IC discretion. C-IED gear to be taken from the off.
  • Weapons: As per SOP at 2IC discretion.
  • Ammo: As per SOP at 2IC discretion. Reserve will be available at PBs.
  • Meds: CTM and CSMR.
  • POWs / Detainees: Called into 0B, then to be passed over to local enforcement/authorities.

 

VII. COMMAND AND SIGNAL

i. Command: Lt Silbot (10A),  Sgt Blanthorn (10B), Cpl Scarle (41C).

ii. Signals: 148/117 Channels; 1 Plt Net Channel 1, Coy net Channel 3, Flight net Channel 7.

iii. Challenge/Response: CHARLIE UNIFORM / NOVEMBER TANGO

 

++++++++++++++++++ENDS++++++++++++++++++

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