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Mar 21 2013

Morning Light III – WARNO/OPORD

ROM: HQ 2ND BATTALION, 505TH REGIMENT, 82ND AIRBORNE

TO: OC 2PLT, C COY

SUBJECT: OPR MORNING LIGHT III

PRIORITY: FLASH / CRITIC

DTG: 0182000KMAR13

CLASSIFICATION: TOP SECRET

 

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SITUATION: A major Taliban offensive has cut the HYSAD VALLEY and threatens to overrun friendly garrisons in place at COP PUNTA CUERVO GR 084 105 and COP ROBSTREP GR 081 086. Elements C/1, 505th Rgt conducting movement to contact in vicinity HYSAD GR 09 12 were engaged by a superior force of infantry using SA, RPG and MANPADs. C/1 sustained heavy casualties during their withdrawal to COP PUNTA CUERVO. Intel suggests that Taliban forces have occupied HYSAD and in addition to their confirmed MANPAD capability have installed mobile AAA to the immediate NE (Approx GR 106 131) in order to provide protection against ISAF Air Assets. 

 

CASEVAC flights into PUNTA CUERVO have reported increasing heavy calibre SA and AAA fire from direction HYSAD and all rotary movement to and from both PUNTA CUERVO and ROBSTREPO has now been suspended.

 

In addition to HUMINT provided by C/2 following patrolling operations in vicinity AL JEBEL, indicates that local Taliban commanders also intend to isolate COP MIKE 1 by cutting the ALKHEMORA valley and establishing AAA cover as a prelude to a large scale assault.

 

ORDERS: C/2, in role as QRF, will immediately prepare plans to conduct ground movement from COP MIKE 1 GR 049 137 in order to reinforce C/1 (40%CE) in place at COP PUNTO CUERVO GR 084 105.

 

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