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(SIR IMMEDIATE 7) Injury/Death of local national due to coalition actions
172100Z TF 373 OBJ Lane
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NOTE: The following information (TF-373 and HIMARS) is Classified Secret / NOFORN. The knowledge that TF-373 conducted a HIMARS strike must be kept protected. All other information below is classified Secret / REL ISAF. (S) Mission: O/O SOTF conducts kinetic strike followed with HAF raid to kill/capture ABU LAYTH AL LIBI on NAI 2. (S)Target: Abu Layth Al Libi is a senior al-Qaida military commander, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) leader. He is based in Mir Ali, Pakistan and runs training camps throughout North Waziristan. Collection over the past week indicates a concentration of Arabs IVO objective area. Result: 6 x EKIA; 7 x NC KIA, 7 x detainees (S) Summary: HAF departed for Orgun-E to conduct link-up and posture to the objective immediately after pre-assault fires. On order, 5 rockets were launched and destroyed structures on the objective (NAI 2). The HAF quickly inserted the assault force into the HLZ. ISR reported multiple UIMs leaving the objective area. The assault force quickly conducted dismounted movement to the target area and established containment on the south side of the objective. During the initial assault, dedicated air assets engaged multiple MAMs squirting off the objective area. GFC assessed 3 x EKIA squirters north and 3 x EKIA squirters south of the compound were neutralized from air asset fires. The assault force quickly maneuvered with a SQD element on the remaining squirters. The squirter element detained 12 x MAMs and returned to the objective area. GFC passed initial assessment of 7 x NC KIA (children). During initial questioning, it was assessed that the children were not allowed out of the building, due to UIMs presence within the compound. The assault force was able to uncover 1 x NC child from the rubble. The MED TM immediately cleared debris form the mouth and performed CPR to revive the child for 20 minutes. Due to time restrictions, TF CDR launched QRF element to action a follow-on target (NAI 5). They quickly contained the objective and initiated the assault. The objective was secured and the assault force initially detained 6 x MAMs. The GFC recommended that 7 MAMs be detained for additional questioning. The TF CDR assessed that the assault force will continue SSE. The local governor was notified of the current situation and requests for assistance were made to cordon the AO with support from ANP and local coalition forces in search of HVI. A PRT is enroute to AO. 1) Target was an AQ Senior Leader 2) Patterns of life were conducted on 18 June from 0800z 1815z (strike time) with no indications of women or children on the objective 3) The Mosque was not targeted nor was it struck initial reports state there is no damage to the Mosque 4) An elder who was at the Mosque stated that the children were held against their will and were intentionally kept inside UPDATE: 18 0850Z June 07 - Governor Khapalwak has had no success yet in reaching President Karzai (due to the Presidents busy schedule today) but expects to reach him within the hour (PoA reached later in the afternoon ~ 1400Z) - The Governor conducted a Shura this morning, in attendance were locals from both the Yahya Yosof Khail & Khail Districts - He pressed the Talking Points given to him and added a few of his own that followed in line with our current story - The atmospherics of the local populous is that they are in shock, but understand it was caused ultimately by the presence of hoodlums - the people think it is good that bad men were killed - the people regret the loss of life among the children - The Governor echoed the tragedy of children being killed, but stressed this couldve been prevented had the people exposed the presence of insurgents in the area - The Governor promised another Shura in a few days and that the families would be compensated for their loss - Tthe Governor was asked what the mood of the people was and he stated that "the operation was a good thing, and the people believe what we have told them" - Additionally, the people accused the Yahya Khail Chief of Police and his officers of corruption and collusion with TB in the area - The Governor and the Provincial NDS Chief relieved the CofP and his officers, disarmed them, and they are currently detained and enroute to Sharana at this time unknown as to total numbers detained (MTF on this incident)