FROM: Emmet, Maj, CO
SUBJECT: WARNO - OP TELEPHUS I // HERACLES XV
CLASSIFICATION: NATO/OTAN SECRET
A widespread Takiban offensive has overrun many TNA garrisons across KUNDUZ PROVINCE and threatens to cut supply routes to deployed ISAF forces. Fighting continues and a number of TNA and ISAF units remain at risk of being overrun.
ISAF HQ has ordered immediate offensive action to re-take critical infrastructure and provide relief to ISAF and TNA forces in contact. Priority is given to urban centres in order to prevent further large scale dislocation of CIVPOP.
Given intensity of fighting and critical nature of current situation ISAF HQ has authorised changes to RoE to incorporate NATO 429.
A Coy will DESTROY enemy forces operating in ZARGABAD in order to re-take the city and relieve ISAF units holding ZARGABAD AIRFIELD.
- A Coy 2PARA 16AA Bde + Attachments
- USMC armoured support TBC
- Coalition rotary inc AH
- Coalition FW from BAGRAM
Unknown, estimated at reinforced Coy strength Takiban fighters in hastily prepared positions inside ZARGABAD. Likely equipped with SA and RPG. Potentially equipped with heavier weapons including AAA looted from TNA stockpiles. Morale assessed to be high following initial successes.
A Coy will move overland to TNA held staging areas in vicinity south east ZARGABAD and link up with forward USMC elements (TBC). A Coy will then ATTACK WEST under cover of darkness using USMC armoured elements to cover flanks of advance. A Coy will FIGHT THROUGH enemy positions in order to LINK UP with remaining ISAF elements (NFD) in place ZARGABAD AIRFIELD.
Edited by Maj Emmet, 16 June 2016 - 09:50 PM.