Human Terrain Teams in Wikileaks’ Afghan War Diary: Raw Data

The following items were extracted from Wikileaks’ newly released Afghan War Diary. The files were downloaded from the raw HTML dump, and then searched using “HTT” –there were no results when using HTS or HTAT as search words. While we reserve commentary and analysis for an upcoming post, we welcome readers to not only copy all of this–or you can download the PDF or Word version–but to also leave their initial reactions, impressions, analyses, and related comments below. Very few names of HTT members appear, seemingly only that of Tracy St. Benoit. The materials begin in June of 2007, and end abruptly after the attack on Paula Loyd (not mentioned by name), on 04 November 2008. There are virtually no reports for 2009. This seems to be a very limited set of reports, and if it is an indicative sample, Wikileaks has obtained only a very small fraction of all reports generated, no more than 110,000 at most.


RC EAST: (EXPLOSIVE HAZARD) INTERDICTION RPT (PBIED) : 0 INJ/DAM
Child suicide bomber. June 2 2007 an Afghan official approached an HTT and reported that a child was used as a suicide bomber . The Taliban put a bomb vest on the boy and told him to go to the District Center amd when you get there just push the switch. The boy confused when he arrived at the District Center, told an unnamed official at the center that he was asked to go tehre and push the switch that he carried. The official promptly disarmed the boy. The unnamed child was allegedly an orphan and was taking care of himself but had limmited help from others. The Afghan indicated that this was typical of the Taliban to target orphans to become suicide bombers. There were other villigars who in separate interviews ve
rified the same story.
Report key: 1030302
Tracking number: 1030302
Attack on: ENEMY
Complex atack:
Reporting unit: DRUID – ISAF
Unit name:
Type of unit: ACM
Originator group: DRUID – ISAF
Updated by group: J3 ORSA
MGRS: 42SUB710229
CCIR:
Sigact: DColor: RED
Affiliation ENEMY
Type Explosive Hazard
Category Interdiction
Date 2007-06-02 00:12


RC EAST: 021200Z TF 2 Fury TALIBAN USES ORPHAN AS SUICIDE BOMBER
The HTT Cell was tasked to interview local nationals during a shura given by Governor Pathan at the Miri Boys School
. The HTTs mission was to gauge the participating villagers reaction to the Governor and other speakers speeches and identify possible future metrics for measuring the influence of similar future events. During the investigation it was brought to their attention that a young boy was used a in attempted suicide attack on the event but detained by a local official. The attached report covers the events surrounding the incident.
Report key: 7C5FF9FF-4D9E-4995-83D1-E3A4BEDEC3B9
Tracking number: 2007-181-112013-0843
Attack on: ENEMY
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: TF 2FURY (2-508)
Unit name: 2-508TH / WARRIOR
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SVB2319960200
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: RED
Affiliation ENEMY
Type Enemy Action
Category Other (Hostile Action)
Date 2007-06-02 12:12


AFG20070731n491 RC EAST 33.39017105 69.35611725
2007-07-31 17:05 Non-Combat Event MEDCAP NEUTRAL
At 0850L the CMA team began a MEDCAP / VETCAP at the town of Kandaw Kalay (WB 3312 9460), Shwak district. The event ended at approximately 1330L. Approximately 251 people were treated during the MEDCAP (46x males over 30; 32 females over 15; 72x male children under 14; 35x females under 14; 66x males from 14-30). The predominant illnesses were gastro-intestinal ailment and minor aches and pains. The VETCAP treated approximately 301x animals (donkeys, goats, cows, camels).
The HTT team also gathered the following information:
-Kandaw Kalay is referred to as Hori Khel by the local residents.
-roughly 400x families live in Kandaw Kalay (8000x in the village; 12000 in Pakistan for various reasons)
-The following tribal sub-clans were identified:
Sarmat Khel (tribal elder: Ibrahim Jan)
Zinoor Khel (tribal elder: Hajji Jan Khan)
Qalandar Khel (tribal elder: Mir Zaman)
Niat Khel (tribal elder: Hajji Khialee)
All the above clans are sub-divisions of the Tori Khel Tribe.

-The dominant leader of the town in Hajji Hali. He has a nephew named Anwar Khan. The family owns a construction company named: the Abdullah Gombad Construction Company. The Khan family has a tight control over the population in this town.
-The elders complained of ANP stealing from local households as they conducted cordon and searches. They also claimed that the ANP rifled through the personal belongings of women, which is very demeaning and is meant as a show of dominance by the ANP. Elders requested that elders be present when ever a search took place.
-Main currency in the town is Pakistani Kaldaris (rupees), not Afghans. That indicates close economic ties of some sort with Pakistan. The Haqqani network may be a possible link between this town and Pakistan.
HTTs assessments are that the town and its population are basically loyal to whoever can provide the largest economic benefits.
-Large widow population identified. They pose an economic burden upon the community. Women targeted economic / micro loans programs may be beneficial to the community.
HTTs impression is that the MEDCAP was definitely staged by the Khan family. The event seems to have been attended mainly by Hajji Halis supporters, meaning that the average resident was not represented. It seems that the event was Hajji Halis way of asserting his authority to the population.

Report key: AD40AA7A-0EBE-41A8-B88B-3AFCD5AF6D8F
Tracking number: 2007-243-175615-0302
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: TF 3FURY (4-73)
Unit name: 4-73 CAV / SHARONA
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB3312094599
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


AFG20070804n859 RC EAST 33.57236099 69.24778748
2007-08-04 16:04 Non-Combat Event
PRT DAILY REPORT DTG: 041530Z Aug 07

LAST 24:
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES Unit: PRT Gardez

POLITICAL: NSTR
MILITARY: All SECFOR personnel and selected PRT members conducted maintenance on organic equipment. Combat Logistics Patrol at Bagram Airfield (Resupply).
ECONOMIC: NSTR
SOCIAL: NSTR
SECURITY: NSTR
INFRASTRUCTURE: NSTR
INFORMATION: NSTR

PROJECT STATUS: CDF were approved to be used in the Logar Motor Pool ($358,962) and the Paktya and Logar Seed Multiplication project ($61,429).

SCHEDULED IO EVENT: The Sayed Karam ribbon cuttings today were cancelled following the cell phone outage of the past 48 hours, which made it impossible to coordinate with the contractors. Kharwar School Ribbon Cutting on 5 August.

DC/PCC UPDATES:
ANP STATUS
CURRENT CLASS #s: Paktya: 2 Logar: 0
TOTAL TRAINED: Paktya: 197 Logar: 199
REMAINING TO TRAIN: Paktya: 101 Logar: 51

KEY LEADER ENGAGEMENTS: NSTR

NEXT 96 HOURS:

5 Aug
M1- Kharwar AUP Grid check
M2- Kharwar School ribbon cutting ceremony
M3- Secure Gardez Airfield for incoming PRT Air flight
M4- BAF CLP continues

6 Aug
M1- CE to Gardez University wall for QA/QC
M2- CE to AG Center for QA/QC
M3- CE to Gardez teacher training center well for QA/QC
M4- CA to Bonazai Village for assessment
M5- Secure Gardez Airfield for incoming STOL flight
M6- BAF CLP continues

7 Aug
M1- CA to Ahamad Abad District Center
M2- Paktya Provincial Development Committee meeting
M3- Secure Gardez Airfield for incoming PRT Air flight
M4- Meeting with the Logar Director of RRD
M5- HTT site survey at Gardez PRT
M6- BAF CLP continues

8 Aug
M1- UNAMA Security Meeting
M2- Tribal Liaison Office Meeting
M3- AUP grid check at Jaji
M4- Shurra at Jaji
M5- USDA assess Jaji
M6- HTT site survey at Gardez PRT

Report key: B65ED861-2CDC-44AE-A2CB-E2415C2A0087
Tracking number: 2007-217-065754-0210
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: GARDEZ PRT (PRT 6) (351 CA BN)
Unit name: GARDEZ PRT
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWC2299714769
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


AFG20070823n847 RC EAST 33.5730896 69.24739075
2007-08-23 10:10 Non-Combat Event Other NEUTRAL

PRT Gardez received 8 personnel today that are here to assist with medical and veterinary engagements that will be launched is conjunction with Operation Khyber. Three additional personnel will arrive at the FOB tomorrow.

Personnel currently here are: Maj Truesdell, TF Fury Brigade Surgeon, 1 female medics from Salerno, 1 female interpreter from FOB Sharana, and 5 individuals from the Human Terrain Team (HTT).

Tomorrow we will receive Lt Col Ferris, Maj Probst, and a male interpreter from the CMA Cell at BAF.

The PRT conducted a joint planning meeting that included the PRT CA cell, The PRT PA, Maj truesdell, Col (ret) Swisher and Ms. St. Benoit from the HTT, Lt Euse, 4-73 CAV MEDO, and Mr. Rick Carbone, USAID Field Rep.

Report key: 141603BF-B8AF-4C64-B8F9-B78A117D25E0
Tracking number: 2007-236-102937-0854
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: GARDEZ PRT (PRT 6) (351 CA BN)
Unit name: GARDEZ PRT
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWC2295914850
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


AFG20070825n854 RC EAST 33.5730896 69.24739075
2007-08-25 16:04

LAST 24-Hours:

1. Gardez PRT PA (Strope) and Fury Bde Surg (Truesdell) met with Gardez ANA/MoD Hospital leadership (Deputy Commander) and Hospital ETT Team Leader (COL Nielsen) to discuss:

– Mechanism to regulate ANSF medevacs to Gardez ANA/MoD Hospital
– How PRT and Fury can partner with ETT support plan of ANA/MoD Hospital for education, training, and capacity building
– Use of ANA medical personnel (Docs, Medics) for Medical Engagements with CMA Team ISO OP Khyber (also discussed with ANA Corps Surgeonwho will discuss with ANA Corps Commander)
– Discussed attachment of ETT female physician to CMA Team as necessary to conduct medical engagements during duration of OP Khyber

2. CMA team personnel from CJTF82 arrived at GDZ. Full team (Docs both sexes, PA, Vet, Medics both sexes, Linguists both sexes, HTTtotal 10 PAX) from Fury, PRT, and CJTF82 is now on-site at GDZ and ready to begin CMA operations.

3. PRT PA, Fury Bde Surg, Bde FECC Chief, Bde Med Planner, CAV personnel discussed details of CMA Operations to include:

– Timeline to begin operations (now that CMA Team is full-up and ready to deploy from GDZ)
– Vehicles/Security
– Daily MDMP/planning cycle (and information/intel flow from maneuver unit to CA/PRT to CMA)
– Location of operations
– 2 potential hasty operations for immediate effects while waiting for planning of deliberate operations include: Wazi Zadran (due to its relative stability) + engagements with Kuchi tribes nearby FOB GDZ

NEXT 24-Hours:

1. PRT PA, Fury Bde Surg, CA Cell Chief/XO, CAV personnel to discuss specific upcoming deliberate operations (as well as the hasty operations noted aboveWazi Zadran and Kuchi) and timelines based on desired effects as determined by PRT, CAV, ANA Commanders.

2. Identify specific ANA providers (Docs and Medics) available to join CMA team for medical engagements.

FUTURE:

1. Goal is to perform medical/veterinary engagements (assessments, MEDCAPs, KLEs, VMO, TCM missions) with CMA and HTT Teams embedded with PRT/CAV on a daily basisat locations identified by CAV based on desired effects.

2. Return to Gardez ANA/MoD Hospital to meet with Hospital Commander (COL SultanGul) to discuss issues broached with Deputy Cdr today.

3. Visit Paktya Provincial Hospital in Gardez to continue PRT assessments of needs and capabilities and continue capacity building at that facility.

Report key: 6A711194-BD44-4BB2-A87C-32DC6E278937
Tracking number: 2007-237-160339-0754
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: GARDEZ PRT (PRT 6) (351 CA BN)
Unit name: GARDEZ PRT
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWC2295914850
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


AFG20070830n812 RC EAST 33.39017105 69.35611725
2007-08-30 02:02 Non-Combat Event MEDCAP NEUTRAL

CA TM co-located with TM Barkzai conducted population assessments at the town of Kandaw Kalay in order to verify the feasibility of a VMO, MEDCAP / VETCAP. After compiling assessments from the CA TM, HTT, the MEDCAP TM, and A6, TM Barkzai decided to conduct a MEDCAP / VETCAP at that location in the next 24 hours. Details for the MEDCAP / VETCAP:

MEDCAP
Population breakdown:
-400 families
-approximately 8000 pax (12000 in Pakistan as migrant labor)
-300-400x expected participants for MEDCAP
-25% under age of 14
-15% female 14-25yrs
-30% male 14-25yrs
-30% mixture of elderly and sexes

VETCAP
-300x animals expected to be treated: goats, sheep, donkeys, cows, horses, buffalos mix

Timeline
SP from Shwak clinic 0700L
In Place at Kandaw Kalay 0800L
VETCAP start 0845L
MEDCAP start 1000L
Both events end at 1400L

Security Plan
MEDCAP: 2x UAH; 2x ANA NTVs; 1x ANA Ambulance
VETCAP: 2x UAH; 2x ANP NTVs;
ANA establish outer cordon on the high ground and ANP establish inner cordon / crowd control.
The MEDCAP will take place at a partially constructed school at Kandaw Kalay while the VETCAP will take place nearby in an open area.

Report key: F931CD08-F491-42C1-B2BD-5BB08DC91FF0
Tracking number: 2007-243-021808-0820
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: TF 3FURY (4-73)
Unit name: 4-73 CAV / SHARONA
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB3312094599
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


RC EAST: 311530Z GARDEZ PRT KHYBER OPS REPORT GARDEZ PRT KHYBER OPS REPORT DTG: 311530Z Aug 07 LAST 24: SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES Unit: PRT Gardez POLITICAL: NSTR MILITARY: 31AUG07, Shawck, 1LT Orsini, PRT Medic, CMA, and HTT + SECFOR A MED &amp.

GARDEZ PRT KHYBER OPS REPORT DTG: 311530Z Aug 07

LAST 24:
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES Unit: PRT Gardez

POLITICAL: NSTR

MILITARY:
31AUG07, Shawck, 1LT Orsini, PRT Medic, CMA, and HTT + SECFOR
A MED & VET operation was conducted in the Kandaw Kalay village. Said village has approximately 8000 people (400 families). MED Ops attendance was of 230 persons. VET Ops 301 animals were seen (Goats, cows, sheep, donkeys, and camels).

Other topics: The HTT was able to gather the following information:
100% of the attendees at the MED Ops were Pashtums.
They are four Sub-Clams: Zarmast, Sinor khel, Kalaner Khel, and Niat Khel.
They have many of their relatives living in Pakistan.
They do most of their business in Khost.
The woman are interested in learning how to sew.
Their concerns are irrigation, schools and power.
The wealthy people go to Khost for health care and the poor go to Gardez. During winter time the road is closed and they do not have access to health care.
No midwife was identified during the MED operation.
Hakani has a great influence in their area.
They do business with Pakistan currency no Afghans.
Most of their economy comes out of farming and the men labor out of Pakistan.
There is no national identity.

ECONOMIC: NSTR
SOCIAL: NSTR
SECURITY: NSTR
INFRASTRUCTURE: NSTR
INFORMATION: NSTR
PROJECT STATUS: NSTR
SCHEDULED IO EVENT: NSTR

KEY LEADER ENGAGEMENTS:
31AUG07, Gerda Zerai, 1LT Newman CA Team,
Gerda Zerai Shura, at 0815(L), Main Topics:
The Gerda Zerai elders submitted 12 members for the District Development Committee (DDC). This to have equal representation among their tribes. The majority of the discussion was between the elders and the ANA. They did not break for translation, which shows much greater ownership of the governance in the area.

Gerda Zerai Shura, at 0850(L), Main Topics:
The Gerda Zerai tribes are composed of the Soray Khel, Sultan Khel, Poorangay, and Toro Khel. There is a feud between the Sultan Khel and Toro Khel. The elders will elect a district commissioner by tomorrow. This meeting was led by the ANA. The DDC will propose the development projects but, they are in need of a school. They also stated that they had reported the enemy for 3 years without any action from the government. They will have a shura tomorrow at the district center 0900(L).

NEXT 24 HOURS:
1SEP
Khyber Ops:
1LT Orsini CA Team, continue with village assessments at Swack.
1LT Newman CA Team, will do site recon for MED/VET operation with the PRT Medic, HTT, and SECFOR. Continue with Gerda Zerai assessments.

Report key: DF4C5B47-E4C1-40D9-9058-918EAF9669A4
Tracking number: 2007-243-171602-0552
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: GARDEZ PRT (PRT 6) (351 CA BN)
Unit name: GARDEZ PRT
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB3822492241
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN
Affiliation NEUTRAL
Type Non-Combat Event
Category Other
Date 2007-08-31 15:03


AFG20070831n505 RC EAST 33.36872864 69.4108963
2007-08-31 03:03 Non-Combat Event Other NEUTRAL

GARDEZ PRT KHYBER OPS, 28 to 30AUG07, REPORT DTG: 301530Z Aug 07

LAST 24:
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES Unit: PRT Gardez

POLITICAL:
29Aug 07
Gerda Zerai Shura, Main Topics

ANA BDE Commander:
– The need for local support in establishing security in Gerdai Serai
– The need for tribal solidarity against the ACM
– ANAP recruitment from the Gerda Serai Tribes
– Needs of the community. Future projects and development
– $100K District Development Committee concept
– MEDCAP / VETCAP availability at Gerda Serai

Dep. Prov. Governor:
– Need for locally established security and tribal cooperation.
– Compared tribally established security in Jajji with the lack of security in Zurmat. Used Jajji as a good example to follow.
– The tribal land dispute between the Parangai, Sultan Khel, and Kha Khel tribes was address. The following COAs were mentioned for conflict resolution:
– Hold a Tribal Jirga at Gardez with all the conflicting tribes attending in order to come up with a solution
– Invite UNAMA to mediate between the conflicting tribes in order to find a solution
– The conflicting tribal elders get together on their own IOT find a solution

– ANA and ANP recruitment needed. Gerda Serai elders agreed to provide 30 ANAP by 31AUG07.
– The Dep. Gov. offered to let the tribal elders choose their own DC. Otherwise, he would choose one for them. He also promised to write a petition to MOI for official recognition of Gerda Serai as a district.

Haji Maipir Khan (Gerda Serai Head Elder)
– He expressed that the people of Gerda Serai are poor. Any and all projects, including the road construction, must employ local labor in order to boost the economy.
– The people of Gerda Serai need a DC in order to bypass all the official corruption in Gardez (i.e. in order to get a ID card, locals have to pay multiple bribes to provincial officials)
– $100K from the District Development Committee must be spent on building a Madrassa. This will keep local young men from going to Pakistan for education, which radicalizes them.
– The PRT and the ANSF have broken many promises before. How can we trust the PRT and ANSF now?
– Maipir asked for the release of 3x detainees who were arrested a few days ago by the ANSF.
– Elders including Maipir agreed to provide 30x ANAP.

Military:
28AUG07
– PRT Civil Affairs (CA) team moved from PRT Gardez FOB to Swack to conduct: district assessments, shuras, coordinate Humanitarian Assistance (HA) drops, coordinate MED/VET operations, identify Quick Impact Projects (QIP), and long term projects. First district to assess Swack.

29AUG07, Shawck, 1LT Orsini,
– 0900(L) elders provided six names for the District Development Committee (This based on their tribal composition: 2 main tribes, Ibraham Khel and Shabak Khel each main tribe with 3 sub-tribes).
– Village assessment of the Ker Khel village and Gol Khel village each with a population of 300. Their concern are better roads. They have water wells and power from a generator.

29AUG07, Gerda Zerai, 1LT Newman
– Movement to FOB Wilderness and later to Gerda Zerai.

29AUG07, PRT Medic, CMA, and HTT + SECFOR (3 Vehicle)
– Movement to FOB Wilderness and later to Shwack.

30AUG07, Shawck, 1LT Orsini,
– The elders submitted 9 names for the District Development Committee. Coordinated with the elders a MED & VET Operation at Tori Khel village, Shwack.

30AUG07, PRT Medic, CMA, and HTT + SECFOR (3 Vehicle)
– Preparing for MED/VET Operation.

30AUG07, Gerda Zerai, 1LT Newman,
– Did a small shura with elders to re-enforce the 9 names for the DDC. Discussed with the elders the possibility of a MED/VET operation (place to be provided).

ECONOMIC: NSTR
SOCIAL: NSTR
SECURITY: NSTR
INFRASTRUCTURE: NSTR
INFORMATION: NSTR
PROJECT STATUS: NSTR
SCHEDULED IO EVENT: NSTR
KEY LEADER ENGAGEMENTS: NSTR

NEXT 24 HOURS:

31Aug
Khyber Ops:
– 1LT Orsini CA Team + PRT Medic, CMA, HTT, and SECFOR, 1000(L), MED & VET Operation at Tori Khel village, Shwack, population 12000.
– 1LT Newman CA Team, 0900(L), elders will return with the District Development Committee names. Coordinating for HA, MED/VET ops, and doing village assessments.

Report key: 022F7CA8-3A6B-4594-A60C-26A74F6233AF
Tracking number: 2007-243-033507-0568
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: GARDEZ PRT (PRT 6) (351 CA BN)
Unit name: GARDEZ PRT
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB3822492241
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


AFG20070901n943 RC EAST 33.36872864 69.4108963
Date Type Category Affiliation Detained
2007-09-01 17:05 Non-Combat Event Other NEUTRAL 0
Enemy Friend Civilian Host nation
Killed in action 0 0 0 0
Wounded in action 0 0 0 0

GARDEZ PRT KHYBER OPS REPORT DTG: 011730Z SEP 07

LAST 24:
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES Unit: PRT Gardez

POLITICAL: NSTR

MILITARY:
1SEP07, Shawck, 1LT Orsini CA Team
CA TM conducted a KLE with tribal elders and discussed the possibility of installing a DCN (District Communication Node) at the Shwak DC. Then the CA team visited several villages in Shwak and conducted village assessments. The villages of Khojat Khel, Gul Khan, and Kar Khel were assessed. Water wells and Karez cleaning were the biggest demands from the villages assessed. In addition to the assessments, the CA TM also collected feedback on yesterdays MEDCAP/VETCAP. The CA TM met with the District Development Committee (DDC) in order to discuss the project list for Shwak.

1SEP07, Gerda Zerai, 1LT Newman CA Team,
The CA TM conducted a shura with the DDC. Representatives from all four of the dominant tribes in the district attended the shura in order to discuss future projects. The following five categories of projects were identified as being priorities: Electricity, schools, clinics, roads, and water systems. When asked if the tribes wanted generators for power, they replied that they could not afford the fuel and maintenance costs. The Tribes asked specifically for micro hydro power. The CA TM will also collect the final project list from the DDC in the next 24.

ECONOMIC: NSTR
SOCIAL: NSTR
SECURITY: NSTR
INFRASTRUCTURE: NSTR
INFORMATION: NSTR
PROJECT STATUS: NSTR
SCHEDULED IO EVENT: NSTR

KEY LEADER ENGAGEMENTS:
1SEP07, PRT CO attended the Waze Zadran Shura
MAIN TOPICS:
ANA BDE CDR:
-Tribal shuras conducted at each of the three districts
-$100K District Development Committee program
-Proposed Khowst / Paktya Joint governance and security building (to be built at the border of Waze Zadran and Shamal)
-Promised 2x conexes of HA and development projects to the people of Waze Zadran.

PROV. DEP. GOVERNOR:
-Used example of Jajji and Mangal tribes uniting against ACM forces in their districts. Promoted tribal solidarity against ACm.
-Discussed new refugee ID card process and aid available to incoming refugees in Paktya.
-Promoted the State run Hajj program (state pays for trip to Mecca and back) which is based upon a lottery system. Promoted local registration for the lottery.
-ANAP recruitment. Asked for 30x ANAP from the district.

TRIBAL ELDERS:
-The people of this district have been happy with the performance of ANA and CF forces. However, the ANP needs closer supervision. They have a tendency to steal and to rifle through the belongings of women. When the Russians were here, we did not allow them to search our homes and look at our women. But now we have our own muslim brothers going through the personal belongings of our women. Instead of searching our homes, consult the elders and we will help you find the ACM.
-For the past 35 years there have been nothing but conflict in this country. The people are used to fighting. So you cant blame us for the occasional attacks on vehicles traveling through the KG Pass. The people are poor and they are tempted by commerce traveling in the pass. Not all attacks are from ACM.
-Corruption in the IRoA is overwhelming. Government officials in Kabul do not care about the people. Only care about their own pockets.
-Elders were so frustrated with IRoA corruption and lack of promise keeping, one elder walked off in a fit.
-In Wazi Zadran, we have already chosen to keep foreign fighters out. We have security.
-The District Development Committee (DDC) $100K is only a drop in the bucket. Too little money. Over 100,000 people in this district alone.

NEXT 24 HOURS:

2SEP
Khyber Ops:
1LT Orsini CA Team, continue with village assessments at Swack.

1LT Newman CA Team, preparing for MED/VET Operation in Gerda Zerai. Conducting site recon for MED/VET operation with the PRT Medic, HTT, and SECFOR.

Report key: B8F69F41-AA4D-4A7E-BC94-20FBAAA526BB
Tracking number: 2007-245-023252-0446
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: GARDEZ PRT (PRT 6) (351 CA BN)
Unit name: GARDEZ PRT
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB3822492241
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


AFG20070902n904 RC EAST 33.36872864 69.4108963
2007-09-02 17:05 Non-Combat Event Other NEUTRAL

GARDEZ PRT KHYBER OPS REPORT DTG: 021730Z SEP 07

LAST 24:
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES Unit: PRT Gardez

POLITICAL: NSTR

MILITARY:
2SEP07, Shawck, 1LT Orsini CA Team
ANA distributed the following HA at the town of Ali Mohammad in Wazi Zadran district:
200x school kits; 40x teacher kits; 80x hygiene kits; 80x adult shoes; 60x childrens shoes; 40x adult coats; 40x childrens coats; 2x red rugs; 1x large green carpet; 4x elder Korans; 1x mullah Koran; 4x prayer rugs; 1x PA system, and 16x cans of paint.
The CA TM conducted KLEs with the tribal elders of the Shabak Khel tribe in Shwak district. The Shabak Khel is one of the two dominant tribes in Shwak, the other being Ibrahim Khel. Topics of discussion included projects from the District Development Committee (DDC). A list of projects from the Ibrahim Khel tribe was also collected earlier in the day. The list included 8x wells and 2x retention walls. The village well locations follow:
Gul Khan: 1x well
Ker Khel: 1x well
Khojat Khel: 2x wells (POC: Qadir Khan, 0799735482)
Lambali / Wali Khel: 1x well
Kori Khel: 1x well
Ghoran: 1x well
Landi Kot: 1x well

The CA TM also requested school supply kits, winter clothes, construction tools for irrigation work, and wheat seed for villages in Shwak. The above items will be delivered ASAP via ANA 5 ton vehicles. The CA TM also discovered that the Tori Khel tribe of Kandaw Kalay, which is where the last MEDCAP / VETCAP took place, is actually considered to be a part of Gerda Serai as opposed to Shwak. This is in contrast to the official district boundary. However, since the perceptions of the tribes are what matters the CA TM at Shwak proposed another MEDCAP / VETCAP at the Shwak high school for the tribes of Shwak. In the next 24, the CA TM will continue to conduct population assessments and focus primarily on the Shabak Khel Tribe.

2SEP07, Gerda Zerai, 1LT Newman CA Team,
The CMA team and the HTT team moved to Gerda Serai they engaged the local doctor and also the 4-1 Kandak RCA CDR. The plan is to conduct a MEDCAP / VETCAP at 0900L IVO the local doctors home (Omar Gul; WB 33491 91383). The CA TM also engaged the DDC members in order to obtain a list of projects and the DDC members expressed a interest in expanding the size of the current school in Gerda Serai. The CA TM assessed the existing school and found that the school was fully staffed with teachers paid by the MOE. The CA TM and the DDC agreed that a additional section for female students would be beneficial. The PRT engineers assessed that an 8 room structure could be built for approximately $100K as an addition to the current school. In the next 24, the CA TM will get a written agreement amongst the four main tribes (each with DDC members) for the expanded school. ANA will also give 10,000KGs of wheat seed (which was delivered to B6 yesterday) to the DDC members for distribution amongst the 4 main tribes. This will help to legitimize their new found status as DDC members. Elders asked for 200x school kits, teacher kits, and childrens clothes.

ECONOMIC: NSTR
SOCIAL: NSTR
SECURITY: NSTR
INFRASTRUCTURE: NSTR
INFORMATION: NSTR
PROJECT STATUS: NSTR
SCHEDULED IO EVENT: NSTR
KEY LEADER ENGAGEMENTS: NSTR

NEXT 24 HOURS:

3SEP
Khyber Ops:
1LT Orsini CA Team, continue with village assessments at Swack.

1LT Newman CA Team, PRT Medic, HTT, and SECFOR: MED/VET Operation in Gerda Zerai.

Report key: 70F87B0E-AF5E-4F72-8072-D8904CE117C1
Tracking number: 2007-246-032316-0553
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: GARDEZ PRT (PRT 6) (351 CA BN)
Unit name: GARDEZ PRT
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB3822492241
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


AFG20070903n959 RC EAST 33.36872864 69.4108963
2007-09-03 16:04 Non-Combat Event Other NEUTRAL 0

GARDEZ PRT KHYBER OPS REPORT DTG: 031730Z SEP 07

LAST 24:
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES Unit: PRT Gardez

POLITICAL: NSTR

MILITARY:
3SEP07, Shawck, 1LT Orsini CA Team
The CA TM at Shwak conducted KLEs with the leaders of the DDC in order to get a complete list of projects for the district. In the next 24 hours, TM Barkzai will conduct a HA drop consisting of School kits (for the primary school), hygiene kits, construction tools, and a mosque improvement package. The CA TM will also conduct surveys of all DDC nominated project sites with the assistance of the PRT SECFOR and a PRT engineer. After the survey is over, the CA TM will move on to Waze Zadran.

3SEP07, Gerda Zerai, 1LT Newman CA Team,
Today a MEDCAP / VETCAP was conducted at Gerda Serai IVO the residence of a local doctor, Omar Gul (WB 33491 91383). Turnout was lesser than the first MEDCAP / VETCAP, and the participants were predominantly male. Festering tribal conflicts are suspected for the poor turn out. MEDCAP: 149x men, 7x women, 7x children. VETCAP: 100x goats, 19x sheep, 2x donkeys.

ANA is also coordinating the distribution of wheat seeds (100x bags into 4 parts) via the DDC members. During the meeting with the DDC, the tribal members failed to come to an agreement on where the school that they requested with the $100K will be built. As a result, the DDC will have to reconvene again in the future for an alternate project request. At the meeting the DDC members, some of whom are members of the conflicting tribes in the district, also discussed possible COAs for resolving the conflict. Having a neutral judge in Gardez rule on the conflict was identified as the preferred course of action. A temporary cease fire was agreed upon until Sunday in order to await the ruling of the provincial judge.

ECONOMIC: NSTR
SOCIAL: NSTR
SECURITY: NSTR
INFRASTRUCTURE: NSTR
INFORMATION: NSTR
PROJECT STATUS: NSTR
SCHEDULED IO EVENT: NSTR
KEY LEADER ENGAGEMENTS: NSTR

NEXT 24 HOURS:

4SEP
Khyber Ops:
1LT Orsini CA Team, Movement to Waze Zadran to start conducting assessments.

1LT Newman CA Team, continue doing village assessments and identifying viable CERP projects.

PRT Medic, HTT, and SECFOR: Re-organizing from MED/VET operation in Gerda Zerai.

Report key: B8667411-7AD5-4E94-A4E4-16116C6C0B55
Tracking number: 2007-246-161103-0317
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: GARDEZ PRT (PRT 6) (351 CA BN)
Unit name: GARDEZ PRT
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB3822492241
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


AFG20070904n945 RC EAST 33.36872864 69.4108963
Date Type Category Affiliation Detained
2007-09-04 17:05 Non-Combat Event Other NEUTRAL 0
Enemy Friend Civilian Host nation
Killed in action 0 0 0 0
Wounded in action 0 0 0 0

GARDEZ PRT KHYBER OPS REPORT DTG: 041730Z SEP 07

LAST 24:
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES Unit: PRT Gardez

POLITICAL: NSTR

MILITARY:
4SEP07, Shawck, 1LT Orsini CA Team, and PRT Civil Engineer
The CA team did a meeting with contractors to discuss and show them site of quick impact projects. PRT Civil Engineer and CA conducted DC assessments for future improvement projects. The projects include wells, retention walls, and improvements to the District Centers.

4SEP07, Gerda Zerai, 1LT Newman CA Team,
CA team kept working with the DDC to identify quick impact projects. They want to push big money, Long Term projects. Doing village assessments.

ECONOMIC: NSTR

SOCIAL: NSTR

SECURITY: PRT did not participate in this activity, below information provided by the 4/73rd S-5/9:
ANA attended a shura at the village of Seyyed Khel in order to discuss the future construction of a joint, inter-provincial, security building at the Khowst side of the K-G Pass. The following are the talking points from the shura (written by CPT Russel, PSYOPs OIC):

This shura was called by the ANA CDR to ask the elders for land to build a new security outpost. Seyyed Khel was chosen due to its proximity to the provincial border. Themes for the shura were security, support the government (cooperation) and opportunities. There were approximately 35 elders present. The ANA hosted the event that included a short meeting about the land, visiting the site and lunch. The BDE RCA opened the meeting with Koran versus and prayer. The ANA BDE CDR opened the meeting with themes of security, cooperation and opportunities.

ANA BDE CDR
OPERATION KHYBER is bringing opportunities for the people of the KG Pass. We are all brothers and we should all follow the rule of the government. We apologize if we searched the wrong homes. The people that were arrested were taken to Gardez. If they are not guilty they will be brought back to your village. Work with your District Sub Governors. We want to build new check points and a new security outpost here near the provincial line between Khost and Paktia. Both Khost and Paktia will work together to keep the pass secure. The districts will also work together with the tribes of Shamal and Waze Zadran to ensure fairness in creating new jobs. You need to work together to provide an answer on where to build the outpost by tomorrow.

LTC WOODS
LTC Woods echoed all these same themes and messages.

HAJI GHANJI KHAN, VILLAGE ELDER
This project is important to us. But one thing is there are two tribes that should be involved with this decision and only one is present, Jawal and Ghawak. We are concerned that there is no space in Seyyed Khel. There is no place to land the helicopters. The ANA CDR interrupted the elder and reminded him that they needed to makes a decision. The elders went to there small groups for about 15 minutes and returned, Haji Khan continued that they had made a decision on a location. The location is west of Seyyed Khel and we can take you there. The team went to the site and returned for lunch at the school. It was decided that further shuras were needed with the provincial leadership and that the engineers needed to assess the site location.

INFRASTRUCTURE: NSTR
INFORMATION: NSTR
PROJECT STATUS: NSTR
SCHEDULED IO EVENT: NSTR

KEY LEADER ENGAGEMENTS: PRT did not participate in this activity, below information provided by the 4/73rd S-5/9:
DDC members from Gerda Serai visited the ANA TAC in order to request a micro-hydro power project with its $100K. However, not all the DDC members were present and $100K is not nearly enough to pay for a micro-hydro project. They were informed that once the DDC had proven that it could work together as a united body by making good use of its initial $100K, more funds would be made available for long term projects. During the meeting the representatives asked for a road linking Gerda Serai to the main K-G Pass. An initial proposal was made to employ 400x males from all four of the conflicting tribe for 4 months. It would be a labor intensive project with no heavy equipment involved. The DDC members agreed to hold a shura with 3F6 on 08SEP07 at the Gerda Serai DC IOT further discuss the road project.

PRT Note: The PRT CA team in Gerda Zerai had already discussed this issue with the DDC. The DDC keeps pushing they Long Term projects no Quick Impact Projects.

NEXT 24 HOURS:

5SEP
Khyber Ops:
1LT Orsini CA Team, Waze Zadran, start the District Development Committee creation and development ideas for quick impact project. Identify an area for doing a MED/VET Operation.

1LT Newman CA Team, continue doing village assessments and identifying viable CERP projects.

PRT Medic, HTT, and SECFOR: Re-organizing and movement to Shawk for a second MED/VET operation.

Report key: 4C6F39BE-187C-45CA-930F-821435479AD6
Tracking number: 2007-248-040613-0451
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: GARDEZ PRT (PRT 6) (351 CA BN)
Unit name: GARDEZ PRT
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB3822492241
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


AFG20070905n1002 RC EAST 33.36872864 69.4108963
2007-09-05 17:05 Non-Combat Event Other NEUTRAL 0

GARDEZ PRT KHYBER OPS REPORT DTG: 051741Z SEP 07

LAST 24:
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES Unit: PRT Gardez

POLITICAL: NSTR

MILITARY:
5SEP07, Waze Zadran, 1LT Orsini CA Team, and PRT Civil Engineer
ANA, in conjunction with the CA team, conducted a tribal shura with the district leadership in order to establish a DDC for the district and also to obtain a list of future projects. The DDC members for Wazi Zadran follows:
-Abdul Wali: District Sub-governor, Jaoul Tribe
-Julal: Jaoul Tribe, Alimat Khel village
-Sadarat: Jaoul Tribe, Bakhol village
-Jawat Meer: Jahuk tribe, Nasir Khel village
-Katali: Jahuk Tribe, Lakatega village
-Wali Zar Khan: Jahuk Tribe, Mangat Khel village
-Yusof: Jaoul Tribe, Khand village
-Haji Nawab: Ayu Khel, Meti village
-Afsar: Ayu Khel, Serai village
-Raies: Ayu Khel, Waza village
The DDC also obtained a list of proposed projects which the PRT is currently vetting.
The future site of the Joint security building IVO Seyyed Khel village was also assessed by the PRT engineer.

5SEP07, Gerda Zerai, 1LT Newman CA Team,
ANA conducted KLEs with the leaders of the Parangai tribe. The Parangai elders expressed frustration and impatience at the lack of resolution over their land dispute with the Sultan Khel Tribe. They threatened to resume violence and forcibly retake the land in dispute. In response, A6 contacted the Sultan Khel Tribe and arranged for a shura in the next 24 hrs. The shura will take place at 0430L. The CMA / HTT team left Gerda Serai and conducted movement to Shwak. The CMA team will conduct MEDCAP / VETCAP in the next 48 hours. The PRT Engineer also conducted a preliminary survey of the improved road in Gerda Serai IOT prepare for future road projects. An initial assessment of the scope of work and a cost estimate were forwarded to brigade for consultation and funding.

5SEP07, Shawk, PRT Medic, HTT, and SECFOR
The CMA / HTT team conducted movement to Shwak clinic in order to prepare for future medical operations. They will conduct a shura in the next 24 hours in order to advertise the MEDCAP / VETCAP coming up on 07SEP07. A ANA Truck load of HA for Shwak also arrived at the BDE TAC location for distribution. 2A and the CA team is currently coordinating HA distro in the next 24 hours with district leadership lead and ANSF support. The HA consists mainly of school supplies, construction tools, and a mosque improvement package.

INFRASTRUCTURE: NSTR
INFORMATION: NSTR
PROJECT STATUS: NSTR
SCHEDULED IO EVENT: NSTR
KEY LEADER ENGAGEMENTS: NSTR

NEXT 24 HOURS:

6SEP
Khyber Ops:
1LT Orsini CA Team, Waze Zadran, keep conversations with the District Development Committee in order to identify quick impact project. Identify an area for doing a MED/VET Operation.

1LT Newman CA Team, continue doing village assessments and identifying viable CERP projects.

PRT Medic, HTT, and SECFOR: Preparing for the second MED/VET operation in Shawk.

Report key: 19C1C011-4D7F-45EA-9FE2-2665D65647F5
Tracking number: 2007-248-174110-0815
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: GARDEZ PRT (PRT 6) (351 CA BN)
Unit name: GARDEZ PRT
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB3822492241
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


RC EAST: 061307Z 4-73 CAV HTT Gerda Serai Tribal conflict assessment GERDA SERAI TRIBAL CONFLICT ASSESSMENT

GERDA SERAI TRIBAL CONFLICT ASSESSMENT
(HTT Report)

Main Tribe: Zadran Tribe
Sub-tribe: Supail, Mayzai
Population estimate: 127,000

Mayzai sub-tribes (Gerda Serai Tribes):
-Soori Khel
-Toori Khel
-Sultan Khel
-Kha Khel
-Parangi
-Bakharai
-Shapak
-Ibrahim Khel

Majority Tribes: Sultan Khel, Toori Khel, Soori Khel
Minority Tribes: Parangi, Ibrahim Khel (dominant in Shwak). Most of the Parangi and Ibrahim Khel tribe members are currently in Pakistan.

Tribal Conflict: Sultan Khel vs. Parangi

Cause of Conflict: Land dispute. Fighting over Gurba Mountain (WB 308 901) and its various resources (i.e. pine nuts, fire wood, etc.)

History behind conflict:
The current land dispute in Gerda Serai has been ongoing for the past 63 years. In the past several decades alone 32 people have died from the conflict. The Sultan Khel tribe claims that they have the official land deeds for the mountain. However, the Parangai claim that the deed is fabricated. The Parangi tribe wants IRoA intervention and mediation instead of local resolution because they fear both local and ex-patriot repercussions. As the minority tribe in the district, the Parangi tribe probably does not expect to win a local struggle against the majority Sultan Khel tribe. Ironically, the Parangi tribe also fears retribution from its large and influential ex-patriot community in Pakistan. If it attempted and failed to resolve the conflict locally with a favorable outcome, they believe that ex-patriots who still claim land on the mountain will disapprove. It is believed that a local Parangi mosque recently underwent a $100,000 refurbishment with funds donated by a wealthy Parangi nuclear scientist in Germany. The ex-patriot link is obviously very strong in the tribe.

ACM influence in Gerda Serai: Haqqani himself belongs to the Sultan Khel Tribe. Some of Haqqanis sons and many of his extended relatives are still reside in Gerda Serai. Gerda Serai is without a doubt, a Haqqani network stronghold. The Parangi tribe is also subject to strong Taliban influence, although the Parangi are not believed to share the Talibans ideology. They simply provide shelter and material support. Once OPN Khyber ends, it is believed that HQN and Taliban forces will return to the district in force.

Report key: D14DE4C4-7441-43AF-A63D-83D7F1DB11A5
Tracking number: 2007-249-130730-0129
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: TF 3FURY (4-73)
Unit name: 4-73 CAV / SHARONA
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB3349191383
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN
Affiliation NEUTRAL
Type Non-Combat Event
Category Tribal Feud
Date 2007-09-06 13:01


AFG20070906n1091 RC EAST 33.36872864 69.4108963
2007-09-06 15:03 Non-Combat Event Other NEUTRAL 0

GARDEZ PRT KHYBER OPS REPORT DTG: 061500Z SEP 07

LAST 24:
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES Unit: PRT Gardez

POLITICAL: NSTR

MILITARY:
6SEP07, Waze Zadran, 1LT Orsini CA Team, and PRT Civil Engineer
The CA TM conducted population assessments and made initial arrangements for the future MEDCAP / VETCAP in Wazi Zadran district. The location will be the Wazi Zadran DC. AHTP, the clinic manager does not allow a CF MEDCAP to take place inside the clinic. However, he stated that he would participate in the MEDCAP if it took place at an alternate location.

6SEP07, Gerda Zerai, 1LT Newman CA Team,
The CMA / HTT team conducted initial assessments of the Shwak clinic and the Shwak High School in preparation for a MEDCAP / VETCAP on 07SEP07. They engaged the school headmaster and the clinic doctor. The CMA / HTT team got permission to conduct a MEDCAP / VETCAP out of the high school and the local doctor is scheduled to attend. The MEDCAP will start at 1100L and end at 1500L.

ANA picked up 300 school kits, 40 teacher kits, 10 soccer balls, 60 pairs of childrens shoes, and a mosque improvement package from the ANA TAC. The HA will be distributed to a local mosque and to a primary school belonging to the Shabak Khel Tribe.

6SEP07, Shawk, PRT Medic, HTT, and SECFOR
CMA prepared for tomorrows MED/VET Operation. The CMA / HTT team also conducted site recon for the upcoming Wazi Zadran MED/VET Ops on 08SEP07.

INFRASTRUCTURE: NSTR
INFORMATION: NSTR
PROJECT STATUS: NSTR
SCHEDULED IO EVENT: NSTR
KEY LEADER ENGAGEMENTS: NSTR

NEXT 24 HOURS:

7SEP
Khyber Ops:
1LT Orsini CA Team, Waze Zadran, do village assessments and identify quick impact project. Announce through the elders the MED/VET Operation.

1LT Newman CA Team, Gerda Serai, continue doing village assessments and identifying viable CERP projects.

PRT Medic, HTT, and SECFOR: MED/VET operation in Shawk. After finishing Shawk MED operation move and prepare for MED/VET Ops in Waze Zadran.

Report key: B42C16A7-84AD-4B86-81BA-5D6575007BF9
Tracking number: 2007-249-150607-0456
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: GARDEZ PRT (PRT 6) (351 CA BN)
Unit name: GARDEZ PRT
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB3822492241
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


AFG20070906n1092 RC EAST 33.57234955 69.24778748
Date Type Category Affiliation Detained
2007-09-06 15:03 Non-Combat Event Other NEUTRAL

PRT DAILY REPORT DTG: 061700Z Sep 07

LAST 24: SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES Unit: PRT Gardez

POLITICAL: The PRT Commander traveled with the Paktya Governor and Chief of Police to Jani Khel in order to discuss the site placement of the AUP station and other issues. This is the first visit for both the PRT Commander and the Paktya Governor and Chief of Police to the area. A full report has not been made as the PRT Commander did not travel back by air, but elected to use ground transport.

MILITARY: The PRT Security Forces deployed a squad to Jani Khel to mark the Shura LZ site. They will move to Chamkani or return to Gardez depending on mission requirements and daylight availability.

ECONOMIC: NSTR

SOCIAL: Waze Zadran Team: The CA TM conducted population assessments and made initial arrangements for the future MEDCAP / VETCAP in Waze Zadran district. The location will be the Waze Zadran DC. AHTP, the clinic manager does not allow a CF MEDCAP to take place inside the clinic. However, he stated that he would participate in the MEDCAP if it took place at an alternate location.
Gerda Serai Team: The CMA / HTT team conducted initial assessments of the Shwak clinic and the Shwak High School in preparation for a MEDCAP / VETCAP on 07SEP07. They engaged the school headmaster and the clinic doctor. The CMA / HTT team got permission to conduct a MEDCAP / VETCAP out of the high school and the local doctor is scheduled to attend. The MEDCAP will start at 1100L and end at 1500L.

CMA/HTT/SECFOR: CMA prepared for tomorrows MED/VET Operation. The CMA / HTT team also conducted site recon for the upcoming Waze Zadran MED/VET Ops on 08SEP07.

SECURITY: NSTR
INFRASTRUCTURE: NSTR
INFORMATION: The IO traveled with the PRT Commander in order to cover the Shura at Jani Khel.
PROJECT STATUS: NSTR
SCHEDULED IO EVENT: POA visit 10 Sep in the Zadran Arc.

DC/PCC UPDATES:
ANP STATUS
CURRENT CLASS #s: Paktya: 2 Logar: 0
TOTAL TRAINED: Paktya: 197 Logar: 199
REMAINING TO TRAIN: Paktya: 101 Logar: 51

KEY LEADER ENGAGEMENTS:

NEXT 96 HOURS: (WHY?)

7 Sep
M1 – CA Teams continue support of Operation Khyber with visits and project development in order to bring development and good governance to the region.
M2 PRT conducts training in preparation of Ramadan, highlighting cultural and religious activities, customs associated with the holidays, and changed activity schedule of the local nationals.

8 Sep
M1 – CA Teams continue support of Operation Khyber with visits and project development in order to bring development and good governance to the region.
M2 – USDA distributes fertilizer to the Paktya Agriculture Department in order to assist in the planting of winter wheat.
M3 Engineers and USDA conduct QA/QC of the Underground Storage Facility and the Teachers Training Centers to ensure that the scope of work is abided by and that progress is on schedule.
M4 Jaji Shura with the Governor, District Leaders, and PRT CDR at the Governors compound to discuss security and land issues.

9 Sep
M1 – CA Teams continue support of Operation Khyber with visits and project development in order to bring development and good governance to the region.
M2 USDA facilitates the Logar Seed delivery to demonstrate the ability of the IRoA to assist farmers in growing winter wheat crops.
M3 CE QA/QCs the Logar Motorpool in order to assess the adherence to the Scope of Work and ensure that the project is abiding by the building schedule.

10 Sep
M1 The PRT CDR and DOS Rep will attend the Afghan Presidential Shura in the Zadran Arc in order to support the IRoAs legitimacy in the region.
M2 The PRT XO will travel to Logar in order to attend the weekly Provincial Security Meeting and share information concerning security in the region.
M3 – CA Teams continue support of Operation Khyber with visits and project development in order to bring development and good governance to the region.

Report key: B98C4611-9437-465B-B407-DB4ED25F8280
Tracking number: 2007-249-151215-0686
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: GARDEZ PRT (PRT 6) (351 CA BN)
Unit name: GARDEZ PRT
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWC2299714768
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


AFG20070907n1066 RC EAST 33.36872864 69.4108963
Date Type Category Affiliation Detained
2007-09-07 17:05 Non-Combat Event Other NEUTRAL 0

GARDEZ PRT KHYBER OPS REPORT DTG: 071730Z SEP 07

LAST 24:
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES Unit: PRT Gardez

POLITICAL: NSTR

MILITARY:
7SEP07, Waze Zadran, 1LT Orsini CA Team,
ANA conducted a large scale HA drop in Waze Zadran. Almost two conexes of winter HA (food, clothing, school / hygiene kits) were distributed along with 6000 kg of enriched winter wheat seed. The HA distribution was coordinated between the 1-1 Kandak leadership, the ANA RCA commander, tribal elders from the 4 main tribes, and the district leadership itself. The HA was distributed in 4 different villages under close ANSF supervision. The CA TM along with ANA also set the ground work for the Waze Zadran MEDCAP / VETCAP in the next 24 hours.

7SEP07, Gerda Zerai, 1LT Newman CA Team,
The CA team also managed to get a list of DDC projects from the Gerda Serai DDC. The elders asked for 5 water wells with a solar powered pump and a reservoir. One would go to each of the four main tribes and the fifth well would go to the local clinic which is centrally located.

7SEP07, Shawk, PRT Medic, HTT, and SECFOR
Today the CMA and HTT teams conducted a MEDCAP at the Shwak High school. The MEDCAP started at 1100L and ended at 1500L. The following numbers of patients were treated:
-girls under 14: 16x
-boys under 14: 71x
-boys 14-30: 44x
-boys over 30: 24x
No women were treated.
The relatively low turn out is due mainly to possible tribal tensions in the area. The HTT team is currently assessing the situation and will submit a report ASAP.

INFRASTRUCTURE: NSTR
INFORMATION: NSTR
PROJECT STATUS: NSTR
SCHEDULED IO EVENT: NSTR
KEY LEADER ENGAGEMENTS: NSTR

NEXT 24 HOURS:

8SEP
Khyber Ops:
1LT Orsini CA Team, PRT Medic, HTT, and SECFOR: MED/VET Ops in Waze Zadran. Continue doing village assessments and identifying viable CERP projects.

1LT Newman CA Team, Gerda Serai, continue doing village assessments and identifying viable CERP projects.

Report key: DA2796B7-D19B-4E7A-9C03-C52EDC488EC4
Tracking number: 2007-251-025103-0136
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: GARDEZ PRT (PRT 6) (351 CA BN)
Unit name: GARDEZ PRT
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB3822492241
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


RC EAST: 26 JAN 08 TF Fury PRT Gardez reports on Zormat Road Pay Day and HTT Assessments
Reports on the Zormat Road Project pay day, HTT assesements of the Zormat bazaar, and the PRT assessment of Shakyan village is attached.

SEE ATTACHED [not attached in Wikileaks]

Report key: 03074BB3-66E7-42AC-AE39-816B02A4E826
Tracking number: 2008-026-151332-0906
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: TF 3FURY (4-73)
Unit name: 4-73 CAV / SHARONA
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB0286899696
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN
Affiliation NEUTRAL
Type Non-Combat Event
Category Meeting
Date 2008-01-26 15:03


AFG20070908n1072 RC EAST 33.36872864 69.4108963
2007-09-08 17:05 Non-Combat Event Other NEUTRAL 0

GARDEZ PRT KHYBER OPS REPORT DTG: 081730Z SEP 07

LAST 24:
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES Unit: PRT Gardez

POLITICAL: NSTR

MILITARY:
8SEP07, Waze Zadran, 1LT Orsini CA Team,
ANA picked up a truck load of HA consisting of winter clothing, farming tools, and school kits from the TAC site IOT conduct a HA drop in Shwak in the next 24 hours. The CA team from Waze Zadran moved to L/U with 2A in order to assist in the HA drop.

8SEP07, Gerda Zerai, 1LT Newman CA Team,
ANA along with 3F6 conducted a shura at the Gerda Serai DC IOT discuss the Gerda Serai DDC and it list of projects. The following are excepts from the shura.

Main Topics:

-3F6 discussed te $100K DDC fund available to Gerda Serai. He emphasized that the $100K was just a drop in the bucket compared to all the money that would be available in the future, but he made it clear that the 4 tribes had to prove their ability to cooperate with each other before big projects could be vetted.
-3F6 stated that due to the tribal dynamic and conflicts in Gerda Serai, the IRoA and the CF refused to discuss large scale projects ATT. We had to be extra careful here.
-Also the latent ACM threat in the area made us even more cautious of big scale projects at this time.
-3F6 also discuss the future Gerda Serai unimproved road project. He explained how it would employ 300x men over the difficult winter. He also emphasized that local security was crucial to the projects success.
-3F6 stated that we were ready to start the road project in about 3-4 weeks.
-He promised that there would be future shuras in order to hammer out the details of the road project.
-However, before we could discussed the road any further, 3F6 asked for the DDC project list.
-One of the elders explained that due to the tribal dynamics in the region, they had to pick 12 DDC member. 3 from each tribe. They also included the new DC, Izzat Khan, to the committee, which made the committee 13 strong.
-The elder listed three categories of projects in order of priority:
1) Micro hydro power
2) Health clinics
3) Schools
-The elders claimed that all four of the tribes had water sources that could power a micro hydro plant.
-3F6 once again emphasized that a project of that magnitude would cost far too much. $100K was not nearly enough money for micro hydro.
-The ANA BDE CDR expressed frustration at the DDC for not being able to agree on a project list. Especially when all the other districts had already succeeded in doing so.
-At this point, 3F6 made an ultimatum. He told the DDC that until they managed to come up with a common project list at the DC today, the district would lose not only the $100K but also the $260K for the road. He stated that the CA team and 2C PL would stay behind with the DDC until they came up with a project list.
-3F6 stated that at 0900L tomorrow we would meet again at the DC in order to get the DDCs final decision.
-3F6 and the ANA BDE CDR left the shura at that point.
-1 hour later, the DDC managed to come to an agreement on a common school located at a central location. 2C moved to the school site along with the DDC in order to confirm the site.

8SEP07, Shawk, PRT Medic, HTT, and SECFOR
ANA along with the CMA and HTT teams conducted a MEDCAP / VETCAP at the Waze Zadran DC. Exact numbers of patients are not available ATT however, initial reports indicate at least 130 men and over 70 women.

INFRASTRUCTURE: NSTR
INFORMATION: NSTR
PROJECT STATUS: NSTR
SCHEDULED IO EVENT: NSTR
KEY LEADER ENGAGEMENTS: NSTR

NEXT 24 HOURS:

9SEP
Khyber Ops:
1LT Orsini CA Team, PRT Medic, HTT, and SECFOR: AAR for Khyber Ops.

1LT Newman CA Team, AAR for Khyber Ops.

Report key: 57079A41-7B1C-4C7C-B496-64F1FC2BC23B
Tracking number: 2007-252-024621-0978
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: GARDEZ PRT (PRT 6) (351 CA BN)
Unit name: GARDEZ PRT
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB3822492241
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


AFG20070909n968 RC EAST 33.36872864 69.4108963
2007-09-09 15:03 Non-Combat Event Other NEUTRAL 0

GARDEZ PRT KHYBER OPS REPORT DTG: 091545Z SEP 07

LAST 24:
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES Unit: PRT Gardez

POLITICAL: NSTR

MILITARY:
9SEP07, Waze Zadran, 1LT Orsini CA Team,
Movement from Waze Zadran to the ANA TAC for AAR.

9SEP07, Gerda Zerai, 1LT Newman CA Team,
ANA conducted a shura with the Gerda Serai DDC at the District Center. They discussed the future school which will be built with the $100K funds per province. All the tribal members got together and decide to call the school Unity School. Children from all 4 of the main tribes will attend the school. The DDC came to this decision after 3F6 threatened to withdraw all funds from the DDC if it did not agree to a project list. The DDC members sign a contract guaranteeing the security of the building.
Participated of an AAR at the ANA TAC.

9SEP07, Waze Zadran, PRT Medic, HTT, and SECFOR
Participated of an AAR at the ANA TAC and movement to FOB Gardez.

INFRASTRUCTURE: NSTR
INFORMATION: NSTR
PROJECT STATUS: NSTR
SCHEDULED IO EVENT: NSTR
KEY LEADER ENGAGEMENTS: NSTR

NEXT 24 HOURS:

10SEP
Khyber Ops:
1LT Orsini CA Team, at Ops Khyber closing shura.

1LT Newman CA Team, at Ops Khyber closing shura.

Report key: C97E7553-6304-48F1-A3B5-3894EB7DB330
Tracking number: 2007-252-154500-0018
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: GARDEZ PRT (PRT 6) (351 CA BN)
Unit name: GARDEZ PRT
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB3822492241
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


AFG20070923n936 RC EAST 33.13362122 68.83656311
Date Type Category Affiliation Detained
2007-09-23 16:04 Non-Combat Event Other NEUTRAL

Last 24:
Summary of Activities: Unit: PRT SHARANA DTG: 2007-09-23

Commanders Summary: (S//REL The leadership continued to QA/QC and refine EOT awards. The PRT vehicle situation is seven of seventeen UAH FMC. Our one LMTV is operational. We have four of four MK19s and four of four M2s FMC.
Political: (S//REL) The PRT CDR , CMOC Director, and both CAT-A teams traveled to Zwaka village in Omna District. They met with Hajji Mohammed and Saidfullah Khan.
We distributed humanitarian assistance to approximately 250 people. Each person received a blanket, radio, a bag of flour, a bag of beans, a bag of rice, a bag of sugar, and various clothing. We handed out children''s HA to approximately 200 boys and 100 girls. The Medical section treated around 45 patients.
The people of Zwaka have a positive policing operation going on in their village. The village elders told us that the village performs shift-work throughout the night, monitoring the roads for strangers.
The village elders initially were hesitant to help us distribute the HA. However, once we identified a place to distribute the HA and told the elders that we brought enough HA for 250 families, they were pleased to help us. Mr. Khan was very helpful throughout the operation, but Saidfullah was a problem throughout. We will select someone else from Saidfullahs side of the village to assist us in future HA distributions.

PAKTIKA GOVERNOR Location next 24hrs and districts visited this week – Governor Khpalwak is currently in Paktia.
Sunday, September 23, 2007

Province In Province (Y/N) Location Districts Visited
Paktika N Paktia Paktia, Kabul

Military: (S//REL) NSTR
Economic: (S//REL) NSTR
Security: (S//REL) Last night in Bermel, the new school that is being built by the PRT was attacked with an IED according to TF Eagle. Today the contractor for the school called the PRT and verified that the attack had occurred and there was another device on the site. TF Eagle has coordinated for TF Paladin to travel to the site for exploitation of the second device.
TF Eagle detected ACMs ICOM radio traffic regarding a plan for attacking a CF base in the district of Sar Hawzeh. While there are no CF bases in Sar Hawzeh there is the new District Center and several other PRT projects with security walls that insurgents may be assuming as a new CF base. Also, the PMT-D make frequent trips to Sar Hawzeh to meet with contractors at their respective construction sites. ACMs may have interpreted the PMT-D presence at the construction sites as CF setting up a base.

Infrastructure: (S//REL) Engineering met and discussed weekly status updates for the Provincial Attorneys building CERP project as well as the SHARANA Center for Education Excellence project. For the Attorneys Building, site drainage and utility installation details were discussed. Also pictures were presented to the PRT showing the placing of the first floor RCC slab. Management issues were discussed for DISCON Construction Company, relating to their current deficiencies in the lack of coordinated work activities. However, both projects are moving forward.
ADR package for a Clinic Expansion in KK district was routed for CoC approval signatures.
Reports received via TF EAGLE regarding the GAYAN DC project. Site pictures indicate the project is on schedule.
Information: (U//REL) Today Team Sharana conducted a Humanitarian Assistance Distribution and MEDCAP in the village of Zwaka, Omna. The Medical personnel treated 45 people and handed out HA to 250 adults, 200 boys, and 100 girls. We will develop a story for Voice of Paktika and Radio Shkin.

Voice of Paktika: NSTR

Scheduled IO Event:
Event Type: Sar Hawza DC Ribbon Cutting
Estimated DTG of Event: 27 SEP 07
Attendees: Paktika 6, NDS 6, ANP 6, Dir. RRD, Sharana 6,
Additional Support Required: N/A

ANP Integrated: ANA Integrated: Coordinated through GOA:
YES/NO YES/NO YES/NO

DC/PCC Updates: (S//REL) NSTR

ANP Status: NSTR

(S//REL) Current Class# 45 pax currently in TNG at Gardez RTC,
(S//REL) Awaiting Training: forming new training class
(S//REL) Total Trained: 369 pax

Key Leader Engagements:
Governor: N/A
District Leader: N/A
Chief of Police: N/A
National Directorate of Security: N/A

Next 96 Hours:

(S//REL) 24 SEP Team D will conduct combat patrol to FOB Rushmore IOT attend the weekly Provincial Security Council meeting and QA/QC Sharan Bazaar, Sharana Justice Center, and Sharan to OE road construction. Sharana A (-) will conduct combat patrol to FOB Kushamond with MPs.

(S//REL) 25 SEP Team D will conduct combat patrol to FOB Rushmore IOT attend the weekly Provincial Development Council meeting. Sharana A (-) will conduct combat patrol to Dila IOT locate sites for a future ANP / ANA combat outpost.

(S//REL) 26 SEP Team Sharana will conduct drivers training with a focus on night time driving IOT prepare for future operations. Sharana A (-) will conduct combat patrol to Dila IOT continue the search for a future COP.

(S//REL) 27 SEP Sharana B and Sharana C conduct combat patrol to Sar Hawze IOT to conduct a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new district center. Sharana C will continue on to FOB Orgun-E IOT meet with HTT elements an plan for upcoming operations.

Report key: 33B2C19A-53F5-4C24-8BE3-CF8821560EEE
Tracking number: 2007-266-164126-0917
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: SHARANA PRT
Unit name: SHARANA PRT
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SVB8475566112
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


AFG20070929n919 RC EAST 33.13362122 68.83656311
Date Type Category Affiliation Detained
2007-09-29 16:04 Non-Combat Event Other NEUTRAL 0
Enemy Friend Civilian Host nation
Killed in action 0 0 0 0
Wounded in action 0 0 0 0

Last 24:
Summary of Activities: Unit: PRT SHARANA DTG: 2007-09-29

Commanders Summary: (S//REL The PRT vehicle situation is eleven of seventeen UAH FMC. Our one LMTV is nmc. We have four of four MK19s and four of four M2s FMC.

Political: (S//REL) NSTR

PAKTIKA GOVERNOR Location next 24hrs and districts visited this week – Governor Khpalwak is currently in Sharana.
Saturday, September 29, 2007

Province In Province (Y/N) Location Districts Visited
Paktika Y Sharana KABUL

Military: (S//REL) NSTR
Economic: (S//REL) NSTR

Security: (S//REL) Reported insurgent activity was low in Paktika Province today. A walk-in source in TF Eagle AO reported that there was a Police Hilux truck in Naka district rigged with explosives to be used as an RCIED. The source reported that ACM are planning to target FOB Orgun with the vehicle. However, due to its proximity, the Zerok COP is also assessed to be a target. A few days ago a suicide bomber wearing an ANP uniform in Nangahar Province tried to detonate himself after a bomb prematurely detonated in the car he and another individual was traveling in. He was killed by CF when he tried to actuate the device as CF and ANP approached him to render first aid. Insurgents are continuing to use the TTP of disguising themselves as ANP/ANA to get closer to their targets.

Infrastructure: (S//REL) Met with NCCL and discussed issues needing to be addressed such as traffic control and earthwork completion prior to contractor continuing on with other work activities. PRT awaiting additional test reports for review and approval.
PRT Engineers visited the SHARAN Center for Educational Excellence, the prospective site for the future Paktika Vocational Ag. Center and as well the future site for the AUP HQs building in SHARAN. Additional fund requests were submitted for 3 ongoing PRT CERP projects.

Information: (U//REL) Today the PRT IO received Education PSYOP from TF Fury PSYOP. The Education material consisted of Banners, Calendars, School Bags, and Soccer Balls. During the mission to QA/QC Road Construction the PRT Engineers handed out over 150 handbills stating the status of the Sharan to OE road construction, Sharan CEE, and the recently completed Computer Education equipment. Tomorrow for the Mata Khan DC Ribbon Cutting we will be handing out ISAF newspapers, handbills depicting ongoing projects in Mata Khan, support ANP/ANA, Calendars, and Soccer Balls (the markings/print on the soccer balls have been inspected by our Cultural Advisors and will not offend anyone).

Voice of Paktika:
ANA Engineers will be coming to Dila district soon to build the ANA and ANP outpost. The Outpost will be built inside the DC. This happened while the Government Officials traveled to Dila district to find a location for a new ANA and ANP Outpost. The ANA commander in Paktika province said "this will be a great step for having good security".

Scheduled IO Event:
Event Type: Mata Khan DC Ribbon Cutting
Estimated DTG of Event: 30 SEP 07
Attendees: Paktika 6, NDS 6, ANP 6, Dir. RRD, Sharana 6,
Additional Support Required: N/A

Event Type: Yaya Khel DC Ribbon Cutting
Estimated DTG of Event: 18 OCT 07
Attendees: Paktika 6, NDS 6, ANP 6, Dir. RRD, Sharana 6,
Additional Support Required: N/A

ANP Integrated: ANA Integrated: Coordinated through GOA:
YES/NO YES/NO YES/NO

DC/PCC Updates: (S//REL) NSTR

ANP Status: NSTR

(S//REL) Current Class# 29 pax currently in TNG at Gardez RTC
(S//REL) Awaiting Training: Recruiting for a class starting 06OCT
(S//REL) Total Trained: 485 pax

Key Leader Engagements:
Governor: N/A
District Leader: N/A
Chief of Police: N/A
National Directorate of Security: N/A

Next 96 Hours:

(S//REL) 30 SEP Team B and C will conduct combat patrol to MATA KHAN IOT to escort and attend the MATA KHAN DC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. On the return trip these teams will QA/QC the Sharan Bazaar Road, Sharan CEE, Sharan Justice Center, and Sharan to OE Road Construction.

(S//REL) 01 OCT Team D will conduct combat patrol to FOB RUSHMORE IOT attend the Provincial Security Council Meeting and to QA/QC the SHARAN BAZAAR road.

(S//REL) 02 OCT Team D will conduct combat patrol to FOB RUSHMORE IOT attend the Provincial Development Council Meeting and QA/QC Sharan Justice Center and Sharan CEE construction.

(S//REL) 03 OCT Team C will conduct combat patrol to FOB OE IOT attend the HTT meeting with TF Eagle, QA/QC OE side of Sharan to OE road, and conduct medical assessment of OE Hospital.

Report key: 340AAD27-7739-4E1B-BD77-0F7F0A9DCDAE
Tracking number: 2007-272-164950-0150
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: SHARANA PRT
Unit name: SHARANA PRT
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SVB8475566112
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


AFG20071003n1007 RC EAST 32.68524933 69.10987091
2007-10-03 10:10 Friendly Action Escalation of Force FRIEND 0

At a little after 0950z a Bulldog (Engineer) convoy, traveling north from Bermel to OE had an escalation of force, south of Rabat. 1 x LN vehicle was traveling south toward them at a high rate of speed. 1-2 x rounds of SAF was eventually fired in front of the vehicle after visual warning had failed. The LN vehicle was not damaged and stopped as the convoy continued movement north.

At 1010z The Bulldog element came across an ANA ETT convoy who were traveling south from OE to BER. The ANA ETT convoy had received SAF and RPGs shortly before Bulldogs arrival sustaining 5 x WIA (1 GSW hand, 1 x GSW to the back, and shrapnel wounds) 3 x damaged ANA vehicles and 1 x UAH with blown tires. MOD/Bulldog recovered the vehicles as CASEVAC to BER was conducted. The two gunshot victims came to the aid station and claimed to have been caught in the cross fire of a firefight between ANA and Taliban fighters. The two victims were driving from Angorada, Bermel. They said that at 1400L the ANA stopped there vehicle and told them to get down and that was when the firefight started. They said they were 50 Taliban fighters and they were unsure as to how many ANA forces were present. The firefight lasted an hour and a half. MM(E) 10-03D

Event closed at 1207Z.

——————————————

TF Eagle Patrol to Rabat Village and Response to Direct Fire TIC in Sarobi District

TF Eagle (C Company) escorted elements from B/864th Engineers to Rabat where it was planned for them to continue movement unescorted to FOB Orgun. Shortly after separating from C Company, B/864th Engineers they encountered an ANA patrol that had just been in direct fire contact. They discovered an ANA truck with two ANA soldiers that had gunshot wounds. Upon hearing the direct fire, C Company had moved to once again link up with B/864th and the rest of the ANA element and the ETTs arrived as well. ACM had ambushed the ANA and ETT patrol along Route Dodge leading from Rabat north to FOB Orgun. The ANA had 5 WIA and there was 1 ETT WIA. Three ANA trucks were disabled and one ETT UAH was badly damaged. C Company assisted the ETTs and ANA repair their vehicles and escorted the entire patrol back to FOB Bermel. Medics at FOB Bermel treated the wounded soldiers, they will be ground evacuated tomorrow (ETT was RTD). Later in the day, two fighting aged males showed up at FOB Orgun E with gun shot wounds. These two men claimed to have been ambushed by the ANA, but the ETTs and the ANA reported there were no civilians at the ambush location. The two local nationals were treated and escorted to Salerno for additional medical treatment. The Fury S-2 shop enrolled the two local nationals into BATS and will have HTT interview today.

ISAF Tracking 10-085.

Report key: D7AB36A0-0C72-4C2B-B7C2-0C0473938BAD
Tracking number: 2007-276-120745-0346
Attack on: FRIEND
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: TF PACEMAKER (864 ENG)
Unit name: TF PACEMAKER
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB1030016400
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: BLUE


AFG20080126n1083 RC EAST 33.43664932 69.03085327
2008-01-26 15:03 Non-Combat Event Meeting NEUTRAL 0

Reports on the Zormat Road Project pay day, HTT assesements of the Zormat bazaar, and the PRT assessment of Shakyan village is attached.

SEE ATTACHED [not attached by Wikileaks]

Report key: 03074BB3-66E7-42AC-AE39-816B02A4E826
Tracking number: 2008-026-151332-0906
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: TF 3FURY (4-73)
Unit name: 4-73 CAV / SHARONA
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB0286899696
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


RC EAST: 27JAN08 TF Fury PRT Gardez conducts KLE with the Zormat Chief of Police IVO Zormat DC
Who: CPT Cho (3F S9), CPT Dost Mohammad (Zormat Police Chief), LT Richards (B40), 1x interpreter

What: Conducted a meeting at FOB Zormat in order to discuss the following:
-Allegations of corruption amongst the labor supervisors for the Zormat unimproved road project
-Tax collection at the Zormat District Center
-The District ban on motorcycles in Zormat

When: 27JAN08

Where: FOB Zormat

Why:
1)Allegations of corruption in the Zormat unimproved road project:
3F S9 received information from the HTT after conducting population assessments at the Zormat Bazaar area that some of the road project supervisors may be siphoning money from the workers. 3F S9 asked the ANP chief to conduct a formal investigation of the allegations and brief B6 of his findings after one week. The ANP Cheif swore to seek out the sources of these allegations.
2)Tax collection at the Zormat DC:
The Zormat Chief of police stated that tax collection at the District Center was a complete legitimate process that started during the time of the Taliban. He reported that all the money was deposited into government bank account in Gardez (Afghanistan Bank). According to the CoP, the taxes were collected by private contractors hired by the Ministry of Municipalities in Kabul. Taxes are levied primarliy on the shop owners in the Bazaar. The tax rates were based upon 6% of whatever stockages were in the individual shops and the ANP chief was responsible for enforcing the collection of taxes. Normally, tax collection is supposed to be managed by a bazaar mayor, however, there is no mayor at Zormat at this time.
3)Motorcycle ban in Zormat:
According to the Police Chief, motorcycles were used extensively by Taliban forces before the ban. The motorcycles served as a significant force multiplier for the Taliban as it provide maneuverability and stealth. The Police Chief stated that the district center was prepared to provide registration for motorcycles in Zormat, however, in order to do so the government required an elder from each of the tribes to vouch for the motorcycle owners. However, due to the weak tribal system and the almost systematic eradication of elders by the Taliban, the district center was unable to implement the motorcycle registration process. According to the HTT the ban on motorcycles is a significant point of contention amongst the people of Zormat towards the government. 3F S9 will discuss the feasibility of using this high demand for motorcycles in order to empower local elders in the district (i.e. re-establish the tribal system) with the Zormat DC. By giving local elders the power to vouch for locals who need motorcycles (the demand for which is great at this time due to sky rocketing fuel prices) we may be able to use this problem to our advantage.
Report key: 5DDF8BBF-A953-4168-BE80-956D5F0DADD8
Tracking number: 2008-027-164804-0812
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: TF 3FURY (4-73)
Unit name: 4-73 CAV / SHARONA
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB0395399493
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN
Affiliation NEUTRAL
Type Non-Combat Event
Category Meeting
Date 2008-01-27 16:04


AFG20080127n1173 RC EAST 34.2779007 70.08203888
Date Type Category Affiliation Detained
2008-01-27 17:05 Non-Combat Event Meeting NEUTRAL 0
Enemy Friend Civilian Host nation
Killed in action 0 0 0 0
Wounded in action 0 0 0 0

The following report was compiled by MAJ Matos, PRT Gardez CA CDR:

On January 27, 2008, the Zormat DC, ANA, PRT, HTT, and Psychological operations team visited Sede Khel Village.

The District Commissioner talked about the following:
Unity
We all are Islams.
Not all have knowledge because, we have being fighting.
Make a shura and elect your leader.
Peace will not be brought by gun. We need to talk, discuss, and negotiate.
Three centuries we have killed each others. We have lost 1.5 Millions mortars but, have failed in making this country free.

Government
Because of the Bonn agreement signed in Germany we have an elected president.
Afghanistan has elected government officials (President, parliament, constitution).
This is a government of freedom with freedom of speech.
If we support the government we would not have the current problems.
My office is open to you, to the Taliban, to anyone that wants to talk.
I will go to the villages but, we need time to solve these issues.

Reconstruction
Why the younger work in other countries? There are good opportunities here if there is no fight.
We have natural resources but, we do not even know how to work with those. That is why we need assistance from the foreigners.
If we a pipeline that goes to other countries we will have more jobs.
The Arab Countries is a beautiful example of working together for the progress. Why we are in poor conditions?
We have 400 road workers in Zormat.
Electricity for the Bazaar will be a future project.

ANA, Religious Cultural Advisor, talked about the following:
OPN SM
This operation was conducted to listen to you, to unit the people, separate the enemy from you, bring security, and bring reconstruction projects.
Work with the government because, if not this opportunity will not happen again.

Village needs and comments
We need water wells
We need schools. We have 100 families and they do not even know how to write their name.
In 8 years no one has done anything for us, no facilities.
The government has not showed, asked, solved, and will not solved our petitions.
We lost 30 people in previous fights and the government did not even ask for their names, answer this.
We have beautiful security here but, we need security from both sides.
If you are truthful we will go to your shuras but, you got to be with us.

DC talking points after the Villagers comments
If you do not come to the shuras for 1, 2, 3 years you will be late in the reconstruction for that amount of time.
You need leadership to represent you at the government.
We will do water projects but, you will do the caress.
In the future 4 more schools will be built in Zormat.
Sit together and lots of problems will get solved.
It is not easy to rebuild when the enemy has destroyed all areas for years.
You have not seen what is being done in other areas of Paktya.

Key elders present:
Haji Nurgul
Hommid Khasmir
Mohammad Salin
Abdul
Pachan Khan
Anwar Khan
Karim
Sahir
Hid Mohammad
Amir Mohammad
Panis Chi
Panas

At a later conversation with the DC he mentioned the following:
When he was the DC for Jaji he started stopping truck to check if they were exporting minerals illegally (Asking for the tax papers). After that he receives a call from parliament members to stop doing that.
People in parliament do not want peace for Zormat. (Maj Matos asked him: Why is this?) As an example, he mentioned that Uyounio Kanony, Chief of Parliament has being getting lots of money since the Americans are here. If everything is solved we will not have to pay him.

Report key: B5BD7307-D393-4EDC-8F74-F143F376BC15
Tracking number: 2008-027-171630-0171
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: TF 3FURY (4-73)
Unit name: 4-73 CAV / SHARONA
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWC9959993499
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


RC EAST: 28 JAN 08 TF 3 FURY conducts Tribal Shura Meeting IVO Zormat DC
28JAN08 Zormat Tribal Shura
LOCATION: Zormat District Center
ATTENDEES:Zormat District Commissioner, CPT Faisul (1Kandak RCA), CPT Cho (3F S9), Haji Eido (head of shura) Zormat tribal shura members, Gorjay tribal edlers, HTT

SITUATION:
-The district commissioner conducted a district tribal shura at the district center today. Unexpectedly, elders from the village of Gorjay arrived at the tribal shura in order to plead the release of 3 detainees that had been incarcerated on the 27JAN08.

Elders:
-The elders of Gorjay stated that CF and ANSF forces should leave the village once the cordon and search operations were completed. He claimed that our prolonged presence at the center of the village only put the local villagers at risk. The elders feared TB attacks against CF and ANSF forces staging out of the village, which would in turn put the villagers at risk. They claimed that the CF and the ANSF were more than welcome to search the homes of suspected TB members, but dont linger in populated areas.
-The elders also vouched for the innocence of the 3 men detained on the 27JAN08. They asked for their release.
District Commissioner:
-The DC asked how the elders of Gorjay expected the IRoA and the CF to cooperate with them when they refused to cooperate with the IRoA.
-DC stated that an investigation was underway and that if the 3 men were found innocent, they would be released.
-The DC emphasized again the need for tribal unity against the TB and the current golden opportunity for development and progress.
-He stated that if the people of Afghanistan found unity and learned to solve its own problems, the CF would leave.
Elders:
-The elders stated that the IRoA was not strong enough to provide security in Zormat. That it was too week to be relied upon. They stated that the DC didnt have the power to make the CF leave.
District Commissioner:
-The DC assured the elders that once Zormatis learned to secure its own villages, the CF would leave. He then asked why only Zormat had so many problems. How many young men from Gorjay have joined the ANSF?
Elders:
-Elders stated that many of them traveled abroad for long periods of time in order to provide for their families. As a result they could not vouch for their young mens behavior. The temptation to join the TB for prestige and money was too great.-The elders stated that CF soldiers raided the homes of the 3 detainees on the 27th without ANSF support.
-3FS9 responded by telling them that that was against the rules and that the CF would never enter a Qalat unless it received direct fire from one.
-The elders thanked 3F S9 for the explanation.

Haji Eido:
-Eido asked if the CF kept records of their cordon and searches. He claimed that in the past couple of years, his home alone was searched 7 times. He asked why that was.
-Eido stated that the reason there was so much TB presence and activity in Gorjay and Dalwatzai villages is because the TB knew that the people of Gorjay and Dalwatzai supported the IRoA. He stated that ongoing operations and detentions in the two villages ironically served to punish the people for their support of the IRoA.
-Except for the cordon and search of the home in Gorjay on the 27th, Haji Eido complimented the ANSF on their conduct throughout OPN S&M. He stated that the ANP and ANA actually asked permission to enter Qalats from local elders and mullahs and that they behaved very well when conducting searches. They insured that they got permission to enter Qalats and that the women of the household were properly segregated during the search.
-He also stated that the 3 detainees from Gorjay stated that they had many suspicious electronic devices at their homes because electronics were their hobbies. They loved watching foreign movies on their cell phones (3F S9 almost gagged on his chai with incredulity at this point).
-Eido stated that the ban on Motorcycles was a growing problem for the people of Zormat. It had a significant economic impact upon the local residents and it did nothing to hinder the ACM from riding motorcycles. He claimed that it was only the innocent that were harmed by the ban on motorcycles. The ban also served to significantly discredit the IRoA and its judgment as no other district in Paktya had a similar ban.

HTT:
-Rep. from the HTT asked what weaknesses the Zormat Tribal shura had.

Haji Eido:
-Eido stated that there were many weaknesses in Zormat. One of them being geographic. He stated that Zormat was surrounded by 4 provinces and that TB from all these provinces traveled to Zormat.
-He also stated that Zormat wasnt the problem. The problem was the lack of IRoA support. He stated that many of the elders of Zormat supported the IRoA but they have only been persecuted.
-He stated that the main weakness was with the government. For example, none of the shura members have ever been paid for their services to the district. He also stated that a number of elders have been imprisoned and sent to BAF and Guantanamo by the former corrupt ANP.
-Another major issue that Haji Eido identified with the IRoA was the predominance of high ranking former communists in the provincial level government. He stated the example of the former governor Rahmatullah and the current provincial CoP, BG Esmatullah. Both were communist aparachniks under the old communist regime and they are much hated by the predominantly former mujahadeen elders in Zormat.

Key HTT findings at the Bazaar area:
-The return of the old ANP from Jalalabad is much feared. Many local residents have stated that they will rise up in armed revolt if the old ANP ever came back.
-The HTT team was almost mobbed by local shop owners and residents at the Bazaar when the issue of the ban on motorcycle use came up. The following are the negative effects of the ban:
1) The ACM are the only ones riding motorcycles in Zormat at this time.
2) The rising price of fuel is forcing people to pay extreme prices of taxis or walk long distances in the snow.
3) Business in the central bazaar has suffered significantly this year due to the lack of consumers traveling to the bazaar.

Report key: E8C91523-DBDB-4EFB-B4FA-3BD71B95D129
Tracking number: 2008-028-155934-0656
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: TF 3FURY (4-73)
Unit name: 4-73 CAV / SHARONA
Type of unit: None Selected
Originator group: UNKNOWN
Updated by group: UNKNOWN
MGRS: 42SWB0286899696
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN
Affiliation NEUTRAL
Type Non-Combat Event
Category Meeting
Date 2008-01-28 15:03


RC EAST: (EXPLOSIVE HAZARD) TURN IN RPT : 0 INJ/DAM
SUMMARY OF EVENTS
(S//REL) On 18 May 08 two members of the Human Terrain Team (HTT) came to the Task Force Paladin CEXC Cell in Salerno to drop off several devices that had been received from a source. The devices consist of one MOD 5 DTMF receiver, one MOD 2 DTMF receiver, two 9 volt batteries and four AA batteries with their original box.

ITEMS RECOVERED
(C//REL). One (1x) green paper box used to house the MOD 2 DTMF device. The box is 14cm (L) x 7.75cm (W) x 2.5cm (H) and has dark green printing of AUTOMATIC, HEATER TIMER, 9 VOLT DC., BEST QUALITY, TOSHIBA ELECTRONICS. Marked in black marker was 3N on the front, back, and lid of the box.

(C//REL) One (1x) MOD 2 DTMF device. This measures 7.5cm (W) x 10cm (L) x 2.5cm (H) and is marked AUTOMATIC, HEATER TIMER, 9 VOLT DC., BEST QUALITY, TOSHIBA ELECTRONICS. Six (6x) Single Strand Single Core (SSSC) wires extend from the MOD 2 device. The first wire is white, yellow, and blue 3.3cm (L) x 1.4mm (D). The second wire is white and brown 3.2cm (L) x 1.4mm (D). The third wire is black 6m (L) x 0.9mm (D). The last three wires are red and very in length being 7.5cm (L) x 1.1mm (D), 3.6cm (L) x 1.1mm (D) and 3.5cm (L) x 1.1mm (D).

(C//REL) Two (2x) 9 volt Energizer Industrial batteries.

(C//REL) Four (4x) AA Energizer Industrial batteries and one box that contains four (4x) Energizer Industrial batteries 5.3cm (L) x 6cm (W) x 1.5cm (H).

(C//REL) One (1x) MOD 5 device in a blue and gold paper box with Chinese markings. Markings on the box are FENGHWD, LENGHWA BALL PEN CO., LTD. The box measures: 16.5cm (L) x 5.5cm (W) x 3cm (H) x 0.2mm (T).

(C//REL) One (1x) MOD 5 device 17cm (L) x 5.5cm (W) x 3.5cm (H). The MOD 5 device is housed in a black and brown colored plastic box, with black marking on the bottom. Most of the writing is in a regional language except the following in English: 151510, C-1-3. There are five (5x) Single Strand Multi Core (SSMC) wires extending from the MOD 5 device. There are three (3x) black (SSMC) wires that very in length being 35cm (L) x 1.7mm (D), 33cm (L) x 1.7mm (D) and 32cm (L) x 1.7mm (D). The others are one orange (SSMC) wire 33cm (L) x 1.6mm (D) and one pink (SSSC) wire 173cm (L) x 0.6mm (D).

Report key: A587B1B8-F208-FF93-111961186334C69E
Tracking number: 20080518120042SWB8904092070
Attack on: ENEMY
Complex atack:
Reporting unit: JTF Paladin SIGACT Manager
Unit name:
Type of unit: CF
Originator group: JTF Paladin SIGACT Manager
Updated by group: J3 ORSA
MGRS: 42SWB8904092070
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: RED
Affiliation ENEMY
Type Explosive Hazard
Category Turn In
Date 2008-05-18 12:12


AFG20080614n1371 RC EAST 33.43442917 69.03022766
Date Type Category Affiliation Detained
2008-06-14 03:03 Non-Combat Event Demonstration NEUTRAL 0
Enemy Friend Civilian Host nation
Killed in action 0 0 0 0
Wounded in action 0 0 0 0

ISAF N/A
42SWB 02810 99450

UNIT: TF PANTHER

TYPE: DEMONSTRATION

TIMELINE:
AT 0305Z, TF PANTHER REPORTS OF A NON-HOSTILE DEMONSTRATION BEING CONDUCTED IN ZORMAT.
PANTHER HTT RECEIVED REPORTS OF POSSIBLE SUICIDE BOMBERS AROUND THE DEMONSTRATION AREA. TF PANTHER WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR SITUATION AND DETERMINE WHAT THE REASON IS FOR THIS DEMONSTRATION.

AT 0510Z, DEMONSTRATION IS MOVING ON RTE COYOTE TOWARDS THE COP. LN’S ARE TEARING DOWN A SIGN AT WC 033 001.

AT 0529Z, REPORTED THAT THE CROWD IS NOW MOVING BACK TOWARDS THE BAZAAR.

AT 0559Z, PANTHER REPORTS THE ZORMAT POLICE CHIEF STATED THAT ANP FIRED UNK TYPE OF WEAPON SYSTEM KILLING 1 LN AND WOUNDING 5. PANTHER IS INVESTIGATING THIS CURRENT REPORT.

AT 0611Z ZORMAT COP REPORTS THE THE CROWD IS STARTING TO DISPERSE.

AT 0727Z, CROWD HAS DISPERSED. DEMONSTRATION NO LONGER HAPPENING AT THIS TIME.

SUMMARY:
DEMONSTRATION

BDA: (UNCONFIRMED)
1 X LN KIA
5 X LN WIA

EVENT CLOSED AT 0727Z

Report key: 8C36060B-B7FE-E18A-2DAFB63711388BE1
Tracking number: 20080614030542SWB0281099450
Attack on: NEUTRAL
Complex atack:
Reporting unit: TF Currahee SIGACT Manager S-3
Unit name:
Type of unit: CF
Originator group: TF Currahee SIGACT Manager S-3
Updated by group: 101 Bridge SIGACTS Manager
MGRS: 42SWB0281099450
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: GREEN


RC EAST: (EXPLOSIVE HAZARD) IED FOUND/CLEARED RPT (RCIED) TF WHITE EAGLE IVO (ROUTE FLORIDA): 0 INJ/DAM
UNIT: TF WHITE EAGLE

TYPE: RCIED

TIMELINE:
AT 1030Z, AN HTT PATROL LOCATED AN RCIED NEAR FOB RUSHMORE ON RTE FLORIDA. THE HTT PATROL IS CURRENTLY SECURING THE IED LOCATION AND WAITING FOR EOD TO ARRIVE TO EXPLOIT.

UPDATE: AT 1430Z TF WHITE EAGLE REPORTED THAT EOD DESTROYED THE IED, NFTR.
SUMMARY: RCIED
EVENT CLOSED AT 1830Z
Report key: 75F44FBA-E5B8-35DA-3AFFA703113DF3F8
Tracking number: 20080730115842SVB7788169478
Attack on: ENEMY
Complex atack:
Reporting unit: TF Currahee SIGACT Manager S-3
Unit name: TF WHITE EAGLE
Type of unit: CF
Originator group: TF Currahee SIGACT Manager S-3
Updated by group: J3 ORSA
MGRS: 42SVB7788169478
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: RED
Affiliation ENEMY
Type Explosive Hazard
Category IED Found/Cleared
Date 2008-07-30 11:11


[RE: Paula Loyd]
AFG20081104n1440 RC SOUTH 31.62137413 65.05375671
Date Type Category Affiliation Detained
2008-11-04 06:06 Friendly Action Attack FRIEND 0
Enemy Friend Civilian Host nation
Killed in action 1 0 0 0
Wounded in action 0 0 1 0

ISAF # 11-0181

ON 4 NOV AT 1010 C36 REPORTS CONTACT AT 41RPR 94800 00300. 1xUS CIV WIA AND 1X AAF KIA. 9 LINER HAS BEEN SENT UP AND MEDVAC IS ON THE WAY.
WHILE CONDUCTING PATROL IN A VILLAGE ABOUT 500M SOUTH WEST OF HUTAL DC. HTT WERE TALKING WITH LN FOR SEVERAL MINUTES. 1xAAF MALE HAD A JUG OF GASOLINE IN HIS HAND, HE THAN POUR IT ON THE HTT PERSONEL AND LIT IT ON FIRE.

MEDVAC ARRIVES AT FOB HUTAL AT 1103 AND LANDS AT FOB BASTION ROLE 3 AT 1134 WITH US CIV CASUALITY.

INVESTIGATION PENDING

Report key: 67996D88-FEDA-8412-4C540207A062009F
Tracking number: 20081104060141RPR9480000300
Attack on: FRIEND
Complex atack:
Reporting unit: A SIGACTS MANAGER
Unit name: 2-2 IN
Type of unit: CF
Originator group: A SIGACTS MANAGER
Updated by group: A SIGACTS MANAGER
MGRS: 41RPR9480000300
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: BLUE


AFG20081104n1457 RC SOUTH 31.62137413 65.05375671
Date Type Category Affiliation Detained
2008-11-04 10:10 Criminal Event Other ENEMY 0
Enemy Friend Civilian Host nation
Killed in action 0 0 1 0
Wounded in action 0 0 1 0

C Coy 2-2 Inf while conducting a NFO patrol at MAYWAND DC 1 x INS threw a Molotov cocktail over a wall at the patrol. FF engaged with SAF. Casualties reported.

***Event closed at 1445D*

UPDATE 1556D*
***STORY REWRITTEN*
(based on RC(S) report)

A HUMAN TERRAIN TECHNICIAN (HTT) team (US civilians working with TF 2-2), were meeting with a LN 500m SOUTH of the MAYWAND DC. The LN was carrying a jug of gasoline, which he abruptly used to douse the female member of the team and light her on fire, resulting in a CAT A wounded. The LN attempted to flee but was shot and killed by TF 2-2 personnel. The CAT A casualty was brought to FOB HUTAL for MEDEVAC to BSN. It was subsequently reported by RR6 that the LN was detained and later allegedly shot by a second HTT. Update on category and title.

UPDATE 042030D*NOV08
RC(S) reports a U.S. investigation has been initiated.1 Non Battle Injuries, Category A american(USA) Civilian
1 Killed None(None) Local Civilian

Report key: 256FE79C-29C3-4059-9D5C-E70CE6CFCEC3
Tracking number: 41RPR94800003002008-11#0181
Attack on: ENEMY
Complex atack:
Reporting unit: A SIGACTS MANAGER
Unit name: C Coy 2-2 Inf
Type of unit: CF
Originator group: RC (S)
Updated by group: A SIGACTS MANAGER
MGRS: 41RPR9480000300
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: RED


AFG20090812n2029 RC EAST 33.8022995 68.90363312
Date Type Category Affiliation Detained
2009-08-12 04:04 Enemy Action Direct Fire ENEMY 0
Enemy Friend Civilian Host nation
Killed in action 0 0 0 0
Wounded in action 0 1 0 0

Event Title:D3 0446Z
Zone:1x U.S WIA 0x KIA
Placename:ISAF #08-1024
Outcome:Ineffective

****reporting unit 3-71CAV****

S: 6-7 ENEMY PAX

A: RECEIVING RPG AND SAF

L: FRIENDLY VC 9108 4024
L: ENEMY(2x LOC) 1st- DIS-100M, DIR-NE, 2nd- DIS-100M, DIR-S

T: 0446Z

U: 3/B/1-32

R: RETURNING FIRE ATT, ENEMY FIRING FROM BEHIND QALATS

UPDATE: 12 0448Z BATTLE X REPORTS ENEMY ATTEMPTING TO BREAK CONTACT, 3/B WILL MANUEVER ON ENEMY. AWT RETASKED BY TF WINGS ETA TO BATTLE AO 0503Z

UPDATE: 12 0453Z BATTLE X REPORTS 3/B TAKING HEAVY FIRE 400M TO SE OF LAST FRIENDLY LOCATION

UPDATE: 12 0456Z TITAN X REPORTS VIPER 11 (2 X F-16) ARE ENROUTE ATT ETA UNK.

UPDATE: 12 0508Z BATTLE X REPORTS AWT ON STATION ATT. COMMS ESTABLISHED ON COMPANY NET.

UPDATE: 12 0510Z BIGDOG 34 (SQN JTAC) REPORTS CAS HAS CHECKED ON STATION PASSING A/C TO PLT JFO ATT.

UPDATE: 12 0513Z BATTLE X REPORTS 1x U.S WIA
M: GUNSHOT WOUND TO LOWER LEFT LEG
I: GRAZING/LASCERATION
S: GUNSHOT WOUND
T: CURRENTLY AT CCP, WOUND NOT BLEEDING, FIELD DRESSING
PLT CM ATT NO CASEVAC OR MEDEVAC NEEDED ATT

UPDATE: 12 0524Z BATTLE X REPORTS LULL IN CONTACT, 3/B WILL MANUEVER SOUTH THEN EAST. AWT COVERING OTHER EXFIL ROUTES.

UPDATE: 12 0546Z BIGDOG 34 REPORTS VIPER 11 REPORTS 15MIN UNTIL BINGO.

UPDATE: 12 0554Z BATTLE X REPORTS 3/B IS MOVING TO CLEAR AREA FROM WHERE THEY TOOK SAF, CURRENTLY HAVE A LULL IN SAF BIGOG 34 REPORTS F-16 REFUEL REMAIN ON STATION.

UPDA TE: 12 0604Z BIGDOG 34 REPORTS 3/B SEARCHING QULAT VIC VC 91535 40047. SETTING SBF. BATTLE X REPORTS A BURNING QULAT. GRID TO BURNING QALAT VC 91557 40103. NFI ATT

UPDATE: 12 0628Z BIGDOG 34 REPORTS MEXICAN BREAKING STATION ATT TO REFUEL AT FOB SHANK. ETA BACK ON STATION 20 MIN.

UPDATE: 12 0646Z BATTLE X REPORTS 3/B IS HAVING HTT QUESTION 15 MAMS THAT WERE IN CLOSE VIC TO BURNING QALAT THEY TOOK FIRE FROM. ALSO QUESTIONING 30-40 MALES IN THE VILLAGE. QALAT CAUGHT FIRE FROM FIREFIGHT. B32 OVERWATCHING FROM SOUTH OF QALAT.

UPDATE: 12 0648Z BATTLE X REPORTS 2/B SP DC TIME NOW ENROUTE TO CASEVAC 3/B WIA. 2/B SLANT IS 20x U.S MIL, 1x U.S CIV, 1x LN TERP AND 4x VEHICLES. AWT RETURNED ON STATION ATT.

UPDATE: 12 0710Z BATTLE X REPORTS 2/B FLT VC 9374 3974 DILIBERATELY CLEARING THE AREA ON RTE NY.

UPDATE: 12 0800Z BATTLE X REPORTS 3/B HAS SAF TO THE SW FROM UNK ENY ATT. GUIDING AWT ONTO THE AREA THEY RECEIVED CONTACT FROM USING GREEN SMOKE

UPDATE: 12 0814Z BATTLE X REPORTS AWT IS OFF STATION ATT, 3/B REPORTS LULL IN CONTACT.

UPDATE: 12 0828Z BATTLE X REPORTS 2/B HAS MADE LINK UP WITH 3/B CONDUCTING CASEVAC AT THIS TIME
B36 WILL BE DONE TALKING TO LNS IN 30-40 MINS AND THEN WILL CM. GRID TO LINK UP IS AT A QULAT VIC VC 91562 40099.

UPDATE: 12 0943Z BATTLE X REPORTS 3/B IS CONTINUING FOOT PATROL MOVEMENT TO CHARKH D.C ATT. 2/B IS EXFILLING TO CHARKH D.C W/ WIA ATT.

UPDATE: 12 1008Z BATTLE X REPORTS 4x ENY PAX ENGAGING 3/B W/SAF ATT. VIC VC 92604 400713/B RETURNED FIRE, ENEMY BROKE CONTACT, 3/B HAS CONTINUED MOVMENT BACK TO THE DC AT THIS TIME

UPDATE: BATTLE X REPORTS 3/B RECIEVING SAF FROM UNK ENY ATT. VIC VC 93243 40444. RETURNING FIRE ATT.

UPDATE: BATTLE X REPORTS 3/B RECIEVING SAF FROM THE NORTH AND SOUTH OF THEIR POSITION ATT

UPDATE: 12 1039Z BIGDOG 34 REPORTS BONE 22 (B1) ON STATION ATT.

UPDATE: 12 1046Z BATTLE X REPORT LULL IN ENY FIRE ATT.

UPDATE: 12 1111Z BATTLE X REPORTS 2x VEHICLES FROM 2/B TO SUPPORT 3/B ATT. 2/B HAS 2x VEHICLES (MRAP) SECURING IED SITE ATT

UPDATE: 12 1112Z BATTLE X REPORTS 1x LN CIVILIAN WIA ATT. 3/B IS EVALUATING CASUALTY ATT.

UPDATE: 12 1114Z BATTLE X REPORTS NO EWIA. 2x LN WERE HELPING LN WIA. THE LN’s WERE MISTAKEN AS ENY PREVIOUSLY. THE LN WIA IS A YOUNG BOY, HE HAS 3x GSW, MEDICS ARE TREATING, HE WILL BE BROUGHT BACK TO THE DC FOR FURTHER CARE AFTER SABER IS COMPLETE WITH THE IED SITE

UPDATE:12 1641Z BATTLE X REPORTS THAT ALL ELEMENTS RTB THE CHARKH DC.

EVENT OPENED: 12 0446Z

EVENT CLOSED: 12 1641Z

——–EVENT SUMMARY——–

3/B/1-32 RECIEVED SAF AND RPG FIRE WHILE CONDUCTING A PATROL IVO DASHTE VILLAGE. 3/B REPORTED ENY 100m TO THE SOUTH AND NORTHEAST OF THE PATROL. PATROL SUFFERED 1x WIA. GUNSHOT WOUND TO LOWER LEFT LEG. GRAZING/LASCERATION GUNSHOT WOUND. 3/B CLEARED THE LOCAL AREA AS AWT CONDUCTED SWEEPS OF SUSPECTED ENY EXFIL RTE. 3/B HAD HCT QUESTION 15 MAMS THAT WERE IN CLOSE VIC TO QALAT THEY TOOK FIRE FROM. ALSO QUESTIONING 30-40 MALES IN THE VILLAGE. QALAT CAUGHT FIRE FROM FIREFIGHT. 2/B SP CHARKH JCOP W/MEDRAP TO EXFIL U.S WIA. AFTER L/U AND WHILE BEGINNING EXFIL 2/B STRUCK IED. 0x CASUALTIES OR DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT. 3/B REPORTED SEVERAL SAF ENGAGMENTS W/ENY FORCES. ENY BROKE CONTACT EACH TIME. 1x LN WAS WIA. 2/B TX ON SITE. CIED 14 WAS DISPATCHED FROM ALTIMUR AND CONDUCTED SSE OF IED BLAST. SABRE REPORTS THAT B26’S IED WAS A BURIED PRESSURE COOKER CWIED WITH WIRE HEADING WEST. INITIAL THOUGHTS BY CIED IS THAT IT WAS AIMED AT DISMOUNTS. VEHICLE IS UNSTUCK AND THE ELEMENT HAS RTB THE CHARKH DC

Report key: 0x080e000001230b40041716e500f68a6d
Tracking number: 200971244442SVC9108040240
Attack on: ENEMY
Complex atack: FALSE
Reporting unit: A SIGACTS MANAGER
Unit name: B/1-32
Type of unit: CF
Originator group:
Updated by group: Embedded Data Collector
MGRS: 42SVC9108040240
CCIR:
Sigact:
DColor: RED


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18 thoughts on “Human Terrain Teams in Wikileaks’ Afghan War Diary: Raw Data

  1. Note: typographic errors are in the original–“n,” given its proximity to “m” on keyboards, is frequently replaced by “m” (hence Pashtums, and Sub-Clams).

  2. Can anyone answer these questions?

    1. What is a CAV?
    2. What kind of unit is an ACM?
    3. What does NSTR stand for?
    4. What is a NTV?
    5. What is a UAH?
    6. What is a “Mexican Breaking Station”?
    7. What is an ATT
    8. What is an AAR?
    9. Does SECFOR stand for “Security Force”?
    10. Is an RCIED a remote controlled IED?

    Otherwise I gather that TB stands for Taleban, SAF for small arms fire, WIA (wounded in action), and LN seems to suggest either local native or local national (not sure).

  3. I also found that :

    AAR might be “after action report/review” (source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After_action_review)

    RCIED : Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (source : http://www.bombjammer.com/p-16-vip-300x-enhanced-vehicle-jamming-system.aspx)

    Looks like CAV could stand for “Common Aero Vehicle” (?) (source : http://www.all-acronyms.com/cat/2/CAV ) , or “nickname for air cavalry” (source : http://strann1k.tripod.com/military_jargon.html , in the contexte of the Vietnam war)

    Maybe “REPORTS MEXICAN BREAKING STATION ATT TO REFUEL AT FOB SHANK. ETA BACK ON STATION 20 MIN.” is to be understood as a unit called “mexican”, who is “breaking station” to “refuel” at the time of the report, and who will be back on station in 20 minutes.

    I have no idea what NTV stands for.

  4. CAV could be Calvary
    ACM could be anti-coalition militia
    NTSR could be Nothing Significant to Report
    NTV could be Non-Tactical Vehicle
    UAH could be Up Armoured Humvee or Ugly as Hell

  5. This was posted by a user in Reddit, direct quote from here onwards:

    Full Disclosure: I’m strongly opposed to HTS

    Five thoughts:

    1. Do these people proofread?

    2. They sound a lot like Peace Corps volunteers: organizing clinics, glad-handing, and holding meetings–except when they shoot people

    3. I really hope you don’t need a degree in anthropology to be asking these kinds of questions (who’s in charge? Where do you shop? How do you make a living? Where do your allegiances lie?)

    4. Their concept of a tribe is too naive. Most of the literature is about how different tribal labels are deployed more or less forcefully as circumstances change. There should be at least a few notes about genealogical disagreements or overlapping identities–unless we expect a war zone to have an unusually static culture. The fact that there isn’t makes me wonder how many people they asked and how closely aligned those people are.

    5. In their defense, there’s some evidence that they know they’re being fed a pretty biased picture, even though they seem to uncritically reproduce it in these reports.

  6. Thanks for the explication of HTS/T from the logs. I’ve been combing for KPRT – or PRT in RC South…

  7. My pleasure Neil. I think that PRT will appear in the logs much more often than HTT. Do you have the complete files from Wikileaks? I am assuming that KPRT is the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, which is the Canadian PRT, not so? You might have a very interesting series of reports to write, and if I can assist in extracting the logs for you I would be happy to. I could just dump them on an online storage site.

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