Friday, January 10, 2014

OPERATION FALLUJAH

TO: FIELD RECON #002
FROM: MOBILE CMD HQ
SUBJ: FALLUJAH SITREPS



CURRENT STATUS QUO:
1.) RAMADI + FALLUJAH STILL UNDER INSURGENT CONTROL WITH NO SIGNS OF FALLING BACK; EXPECT HEAVY RESISTANCE W/O AIR SUPPORT.

2.) AL GARME SWAT BASE REPORTEDLY CAPTURED BY "TRIBAL COMPONENTS", MAKEUP UNK....

3.) NO DECISION AS TO WHAT STRATEGY WILL BE USED TO RETAKE TOWNS WEST OF BAGHDAD CURRENTLY INSURGENT CONTROLLED..

MORE AS MADE AVAIL....ASAP//HQ....DIST MOBILE, TXT...

THE BBC & BENTIU: LEITHEAD ON POINT

TO: MOBILE RECON, UNITY
FROM: ECHELON CMD HQ
SUBJ: BBC REPORTS OF THE FALL OF BENTIU

ALASTAIR LEITHEAD FILES AN INTERESTING REPORT  FROM THE FRONT, WHERE REPORTS ARE SCANT AND INACCURATE:

 Alastair Leithead

"A tank stood ready at a strategic bridge, but a handful of soldiers were squabbling amongst themselves in front of it.

Apart from that bridge there seemed to be no defensive line, just scatterings of armed soldiers on the backs of vehicles - some of the 4x4s stolen from aid agencies or the UN.
But the big indicator of which way this fight for Bentiu may go came early in the morning.
At first it sounded like a couple of artillery shells landing and the battle appeared to have begun, but then the explosions kept coming."

 Ammunition destroyed near Bentiu

A huge plume of smoke drifted up from just one spot, balls of fire could be seen leaping above the tree line, rockets looping up and plunging down. It was an ammunition dump.
The 4th Division commander said he was destroying what his men could not carry, so it would not be used against them - not the confidence you might expect from a commanding officer."


STILL LOOKING FOR THE TANK PHOTO.....HQ, NO REPLY...


DOCTORS WITHOUT MEDICINE: MSF BENTIU LOOTED

TO: FIELD RECON, UNITY ST
 FROM: MOBILE HQ CMD
SUBJ: INITIAL RPT FROM FRONT

NOW THE INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE ORGANIZATION, IN ENGLISH KNOWN AS DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS, HAS FILED A COMPLAINT ABOUT ITS FACILITY IN THE UNITY STATE CAPITAL:


Juba/Amsterdam, 10 January 2014 - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the looting of its facilities yesterday in Bentiu, capital of Unity State in South Sudan. MSF was one of the few remaining humanitarian organisations present in the town providing assistance to internally displaced people and wounded at the hospital. This looting jeopardizes MSF operations in Bentiu and endangers the humanitarian response to the ongoing violence.
“It is unacceptable that one of the only humanitarian organisations still providing assistance to the population in Bentiu has been looted,” says Arjan Hehenkamp, MSF General Director. “MSF calls on all parties to this conflict to respect the integrity of medical facilities grant access to affected communities and allow patients to reach medical facilities irrespective of their origin and ethnicity”.

EXPECT SIMILAR REPORTS AS THE 3RD DIV MOVES IN TO COMPLETELY SECURE THE CAPITAL AND ISSUE ASSESSMENT REPORTS....


DIST FROM CMD MOBILE VIA TXT, INDEPENDENT RADIO LINK.....HQ..

OPERATION SOUTH SUDAN

4TH DIV DESERTS BENTIU

TO: RECON COMPONENTS, MILBUR
FROM: MOBILE FIELD CMD HQ
SUBJ: REBEL RETREAT REPORTED

FOLLOWING A RATHER SPECTACULAR WITHDRAWAL FROM OUT POSITIONS ALONG THE BENTIU PERIMETER, BURNING VILLAGES AND EFFECTING CASUALTIES, THE REBEL SPLA 4TH DIVISION UNDER THE COMMAND OF GENERAL J KOANG HAS CHOSEN TO ABANDON THE UNITY STATE CAPITAL INSTEAD OF DEFENDING IT.

REPORTS OF A LONE TANK BEING USED AS THE 4TH DIV  ONLY BASE OF HEAVY ARTILLERY,  IT WAS FOUND ABANDONED IN THE MIDDLE OF TOWN HAVING NOT EXPENDED A SINGLE ROUND. ITS MAKE AND WEAPON CALIBER REMAIN UNKNOWN.

 

THE STATE CAPITAL WAS NOT TORCHED AS THE RETREATING ARMY LEFT TOWN AND THE EL SALAAM BRIDGE WAS NOT DESTROYED, ALLOWING THE ADVANCING SPLA UNITS, POSSIBLY THE 3RD DIV FROM THE WEST, EASY ACCESS INTO THE CITY.

MORE INFO UPDATED AS MADE AVAILABLE..

HQ...NO REPLY, WILL BE AT BASE BY SUNDOWN...