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TF EAGLE (1-503D)
TF EAGLE 1-503 IN
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(FRIENDLY ACTION) AMBUSH RPT TF EAGLE 1-503 IN : 0 INJ/DAM
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On 26 OCT 2007, ASG operating out of FOB Lilley set up in an ambush position in response to reports that ACM would emplace an IED that night. At 1620Z ASG had eyes on 5x PAX emplacing an IED at 42S WB 268 009 (SE of the Sangar OP). ASG engaged the PAX and FOB Lilley fired illumination in support of them. ANP departed the Sangar OP to reinforce the ASG in contact. ICOM chatter intercepted during the TIC indicated that ACM were maneuvering on the ASG/ANP. FB Lilley fired 5x 105mm HE sweep in zone at 42S WB 2728 0046 (inside of Afghanistan). FB Lilley contacted PAKMIL about the TIC. Predator (C/S Fox) was pushed to Bermel to support the ASG/ANP in contact. At 1730, ICOM chatter, We made it back into Pakistan now was intercepted (Freq 161.50). TIC closed at 1810Z. Storyboard attached. From attached storyboard: WHO: FB LILLEY ANAP WHAT: CONDUCT LP/OP ON ENEMY AVENUE OF APPROACH WHEN: 261400ZOCT07 261800ZOCT07 WHERE: 42S WA 257 999 WHY: IOT TO SECURE THE LOCAL POPULACE AND ROADS BY PREVENTING ENEMY FROM SETTING UP IEDS. TGT development was: numerous IEDs have been found in the same area over the past six months. The area is located in dead space for the afghan ops but in clear line of sight from PAKMIL OP Pashkina I the ANAP wanted to observe the area from LP/OPs in order to interdict IED emplacers. TGT trigger was: FB Lilley ANAP established LP/OP. ANAP observed enemy establishing support by fire positions and two men move forward to set up an IED. ANAP engaged the enemy with automatic fire and 105mm. Endstate/effects: Insurgent fighters were surprised to be engaged by ANAP. Enemy was used to moving in that area unhindered. Their operations are now disrupted. The ANP will have a renewed confidence in their abilities to conduct unilateral operations. The local populace will have a greater sense of confidence in their afghan security forces. Composition: - FB Lilley ANAP Significance: -The FB Lilley ANAP were able to plan and execute the operation with little U.S. oversight. -Insurgent commanders plans are disrupted by not successfully targeting FB Lilley coalition or ANASF. The local populace has extreme confidence in the FB Lilley coalition.The local populace sees ANAP personnel conducting unilateral operations and protecting them from enemy IEDs. This earns them respect and loyalty. FB Lilley ANAP are capable of conducting platoon sized unilateral operations.