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OPERATION HERA VI - 201900ZOCT19

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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 201900ZOCT19.

 

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

 

I. PRELIMS

  • TIME: 0800Local
  • WEATHER: Clear to Cloudy.
  • CURRENT POS: FOB EXETER
  • 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 a night raid in the village of Mulladost, Codename MOONRAKER has been confirmed to have escaped and fled somewhere in the north of the region in an Ambulance. After the successful find of an IED factory in the village our troops were sent to rescue the pilots of a downed APACHE air frame. After fighting a fierce enemy in the north airfield the platoon managed to extract back to FOB EXETER.

The platoon has now been asked to attend a Shura with a local Imam in the town of BASTAM. The Imam has stated the community is not happy with our actions in the region and want us to explain what we are actually doing to help improve the area as impressions from the local communities are that we are just here to kill people.

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: BASTAM has caused us issues before when the Taliban had taken over the town including the mosque but the Taliban have now relinquished control of the town back to the local Imam. BASTAM is a small town with building surrounding the central Mosque in the town.

 

ii. ENEMY FORCES

  • Known & Suspected En. Positions: No known positions in the town as the town is no longer suspected to be in Taliban control.
  • Strength: After more surveillance in the area by the US AIR FORCE it is clear the Taliban have potentially up to 2 Platoons worth of fighters in the north of 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 potentially located in the western oilfields.
  • Vehicles: 3x ANP HUMVEE'S. 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: HIGH- General AO, HIGH- Areas of interest.

iii. ENEMY INTENT

  • To continue their attacks on any ANP/ANA/ISAF forces in the region.

iv. FRIENDLY FORCES

  • All forces initially located at FOB EXETER.

v. ROE

III. PROBABLE MISSION

 

To head in convoy along the route to BASTAM so that the Coy OC can attend a SHURA with the towns Imam. Once SHURA has been conducted the sections should return to their PB's and await further orders.

  

IV. OWN MAIN EFFORT

 

This operation will be conducted in three (3) phases;

i. Phase 1

All forces are to load up into the vics that the Section IC's designate. They are then to follow the route below to the town of BASTAM for the Coy OC to attend a SHURA with the Imam.

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ii. Phase 2

All sections are to provide cover and cordon the town in order for the SHURA to take place without incident.

 

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iii. Phase 3

Once the SHURA has been completed the sections are to return to their own PB's and await further orders from HQ.

 

 

V. TIMINGS

  • IC Briefing: 2010 London Time
  • Convoy Departure: 0830LOCAL Promptly

 

VI. ORDERS GROUP

  • Time: 0810LOCAL
  • Location: HQ Building in FOB EXETER.

 

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

 

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

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