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OPERATION HERA V - 131900ZOCT19

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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 V 131900ZOCT19.

 

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

 

I. PRELIMS

  • TIME: 0100L
  • WEATHER: Clear to Cloudy.
  • 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, 2ICLCpl Verrick
  • 4/1 - IC: Cpl Scarle, 2IC: LCpl Cullen

 

II. SITUATION

 

After an unsuccessful in Garmsar and the further attack on the ANP Station in Feruz Abad which has left 25 officers dead tensions are now running at an all time high in the region. A COY have been given intelligence from the ANP that they have located Abdiesus POYA, Codename "MOONRAKER" in the village of Mulladost in the west of the region. He his responsible for the construction and placement of many of the IED's we faced in Garmsar. He is a middle ranked Taliban commander ruthless in his methods and responsible for 100's of executions of those who fail to pay the Taliban protection money.

 

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: MULLADOST is a village with a main ASR running south to east through the village. It is a tiered village on multiple levels giving excellent cover for enemy forces. It is in a valley surrounded by Hills and mountains, along with sporadic woodlands.

 

ii. ENEMY FORCES

  • Known & Suspected En. Positions: Known sniper nests in the village of MULLADOST. Approx 3 sections of infantry have been seen in the area and potentially 1x BMP and 3x HUMVEE's. Confirmed 2x Land Rover's on patrol 24 hours a day in the area surrounding.
  • Strength: After more surveillance in the area by the US AIR FORCE it is clear the Taliban have potentially up to 3 sectionsworth of troops protecting the village.
  • 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'S. 1x BMP in the AO. 2x Armed Land Rovers.
  • Aircraft: None known.
  • Air Threat: High Soviet STRELA missiles have been obtained in unknown quantities. JHC to Risk assess.
  • Mine/IED Threat: SEVERE - General AO, SEVERE - Areas of interest.

iii. ENEMY INTENT

  • To protect MOONRAKER and extract him from the AO should any ANP/ANA/ISAF Forces enter the area.

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 head in convoy along the route to OP SPECTRE where 4/1 will wait with vehicles and provide overwatch while 1Plt launch a surprise assault onto Mulladost with the intention of Capturing codename MOONRAKER. If he cannot be captured then his is to be killed and taken back to FOB EXETER. To prevent his escape from the village, if MOONRAKER flees by vehicle he is to be observed for his new location. He is NOT to be targeted by friendly air assets as the main intent is to CAPTURE MOONRAKER alive.

  

IV. OWN MAIN EFFORT

 

This operation will be conducted in four (4) phases;

i. Phase 1

1/3 are to collected from PB DERWEN by 1 Flt and taken to PB DRIFFIELD by 1x Chinook 

O GROUP is to be conducted at PB DRIFFIELD on 1/3's arrival.

 

ii. Phase 2

1/1, 1/3, 4/1 and HQ are to mount up in Ridgebacks and Wolfhounds and convoy along the route set out, in order to reach OP SPECTRE where the sections will Dismount. 4/1 will stay with the vehicles and provide over watch for the sections assault.

 

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iii. Phase 3

Sections should begin their assault onto the town of Mulladost "OBJECTIVE SKYFALL" at the Coy OC's discretion. The main objective is to Capture "MOONRAKER" and extract him to FOB EXETER for questioning by the ANP. If he cannot be captured his body is to be returned to FOB EXETER for identification by the ANP.

 

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iv. Phase 4

 

Sections should return to OP SPECTRE to mount back up in vehicles and return to PB DRIFFIELD.

1/3 should then convoy back in 2x Ridgeback vehicles to PB DERWEN on a route specified by Cpl McPherson.

 

V. TIMINGS

  • IC Briefing: 131920ZOCT19
  • Chinook departure from DERWEN: 0110L
  • Convoy Departure: 0130L Promptly

 

VI. ORDERS GROUP

  • Time: 0120L
  • Location: HQ Tent in PB DRIFFIELD.

 

VII. 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.

 

VIII. 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: KILO NOVEMBER / OSCAR BRAVO

 

IX. INTELLIGENCE DATA

 

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

Edited by Pte Keeling

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