Operation Thunder Valley I

From: Col O. Hebron

(Intelligence Officer, IGTC, S-3 )

Start time
2017-05-16 BST19:00:00
End time


Our forces are held up in the isolated Camp Kinno, the nearby towns of Spetzyahir, Lolosalam and Kenykmheni and the roads between are frequent victims to IEDs along the roads as it is our only route out from the camp. We are to take our weekly routine patrol of the road to search for any IED threats and walk up to the town of Kenykmheni. It has been a quiet last few weeks so not much resistance is expected. We will most likely pass only a couple of IEDs to dispose of this time. But still, the job must be done for the safety of the civilians in the towns. The current weather has turned to thunder storms as the wet season has come early, communications are scarce at best of times with command up at Prozakhar Airbase, because of the mountainous terrain. But with the poor weather conditions also having an effect, communications are down most the time so we only have what we do now at the camp. This is not much, as most vehicles have been lifted back to HQ for dismantling and packing.

This morning, a local with limited English came to the camp and mentioned something happening in Kenykmheni, we couldn’t clear up what exactly what he said, as the damn translator is back at the airbase for getting some shrapnel in his leg, but none the less we may as well check it out once we complete the patrol. Command has requested that the birds stay on the ground unless necessary as they’ll be needed intact to transport the remainder of our kit and ourselves to the Airfield once the storm has passed. We should be fine as it's a simple route. The pilot can relax at the base in peace until we return.




  • Patrol along the road from the Camp entrance through the towns of Spetzuahir and Lolosalam down towards Kenykmheni.

    • Clear the route of any IEDs we find


  • Investigate possible disturbances in the towns, Kenykmheni especially.

Friendly assets


  • AH-6M-M Little Bird

Enemy assets

  • Insurgent Forces, unknown numbers


Colonel O. Hebron

IGTC Operations & Intelligence

Intelligence Officer

Signed O. Hebron