TO: A Coy
FROM: Emmet, Maj, CO
SUBJECT: FRAGO - OP HERACLES IX
CLASSIFICATION: NATO/OTAN SECRET
A Coy has secured OBJ ZULU compound feature which dominates ground in the eastern half of Y5H. There has been significant resistance by enemy forces, who have subsequently gone to ground following heavy concentrations of IDF and CAS. A/1 + A/4/1 are holding Y5H12 and 13. A/2 is holding Y5H4. Ground Commander has halted advance to re-org and resupply. Anticipates renewing offensive action.
Y5H12 + Y5H13 designate OBJ ZULU are two linked compounds situated on a rocky rise which dominates all remaining ground with the exception of compounds Y5H4 and Y5H5 situated in defilade of height point 54 to the immediate south east. OBJ ZULU has been heavily damaged during recent fighting but remains defensible.
Phase lines ALPHA through CHARLIE remain in force. No rotary movement east of PL BRAVO due to enemy AAA threat.
Y5H14 and Y5H15 are observed to hold large numbers of IED's and AP mines and are not to be entered or approached by BLUFOR.
A Coy's initial assault has encountered significant numbers of well armed enemy fighters equipped with SA and heavy infantry weapons assessed to include RPG7, SPG9 and DShKm. Enemy positions in vicinity TAPPEH KA are suspected of housing at least one 82mm mortar and ZSU23 AAA system.
I believe that following a series of local counter attacks the enemy intent will be to attempt to disengage his remaining forces in Y5H and withdraw to vicinity TAPPEH KA.
My intent is to HOLD Y5H as base for further offensive operations against enemy staging area and AAA firing point(s) in vicinity TAPPEH KA in south west area Y9H.
A/1; A/2; A/4/1 will HOLD for re-org and resupply before continuing operations to LOCATE, IDENTIFY and NEUTRALISE enemy forces operating in Y5H.
Edited by Maj Emmet, 26 May 2016 - 07:23 AM.