365135_Afghan Sources in Wikileaks
Date 2010-08-02 20:19:43
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He's a dumb ass
From: "scott stewart"
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 14:18:03 -0400
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He might enjoy prison...
I think they are setting Manning up for a Treason prosecution (death penalty) and a life plea if he rolls over on others.
From: Matthew Powers
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Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 13:03:47 -0500
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Subject: [CT] Afghan Sources in Wikileaks
Below are a few of the leaked documents that appear to out Afghan informants, with relevant sections bolded. Certainly not an exhaustive list, am only up through March 2007, likely many more, but did not want e-mail to become unwieldy.
Size and Composition of Patrol: 29 x US, 1 x CAT 1 TERP, 30 x ANA (6 x HMMWVs, 3 x Ford Rangers)
A.Type of patrol:Mounted AND Dismounted
B.Task and Purpose of Patrol: 3/C conducts leader engagement, QA/QC of various projects, and ANP assessment in Sar Hawze district vicinity WB 015 645 NLT 270430MAR07, in order to assess governance and security conditions of the district and provide support to the district level government.
C.Time of Return: 1100Z
D.Routes used and Approximate times from point A to B:
>From Grid/FOB To Grid/FOB Route Travel
FOB OE Sar Hawze District center RTE Jeep / Navigator (100 mins), 10-25 km/h
Sar Hawze District center FOB OE RTE Navigator / Jeep (100 mins), 10-25 km/h
E.Disposition of routes used: RTE Jeep remains green, however, river crossings are becoming slightly more difficult due to the highly trafficked bypasses. Water levels appear to be average, but the roads leading to the crossings are degraded significantly. The grid WB 10602 47169 remains treacherous, as LNs have dug away at the mountain to allow traffic to pass, however, the erosion next to the road will catastrophically fail during the next influx of precipitation. RTE Navigator remains amber at best, and is still heavily pitted and deformed from the hundreds of potholes caused by heavy traffic and rainfall.
Recommend to propose RTE Navigator as a road project.
F.Intelligence: (HUMINT/PROPHET/OBSERVATION): Conducted a private meeting with one of the police chiefs sources. His name is Abdul Rahman. In this meeting he told us that earlier this morning he spotted Engineer Mujeed along with 25 other personnel. He said that Mujeed was heavily armed and was in the middle of a movement near the town of Kandele. We were told that the group was split into 2 groups. One of 12 and the other 14. This source told that he has only seen Mujeed twice before in his life but was certain it was him. The groups were wearing predominantly black and white garb, and there was a donkey spotted with them. The source, Rahman, informed us that he was moving about an historic area in the vicinity of Kandele, a small village consisting of two compounds. Additionally, Wali Mohammed said that he enjoys freedom of maneuver in the area and he has occupied a fighting position/cave in that area. When asked how far away the group was spotted, the source estimated about 30km to the north northeast. The group was armed with AK-47s, RPGs, and rockets (probably RPGs). The source has reported to Wali Muhammad that the last time Mujeed was in the area approximately 6 months ago, he came to Rahmans compound and burned supplies given to him by coalition forces and threatened to kill people the next time the LNs cooperate or receive anything from the CFs. At the time of reporting, Wali Mohammad said he had his ANP out in Sar Hawze investigating to see if they could gather more information. The source also told us that the only way to get to his location was to dismount vehicles in the vicinity of WB 075 603, the village of Towdabay, and move into the mountains. Rahman seemed genuinely concerned for the safety of Sar Hawze, and even more so, he appeared to be very loyal to Wali Mohammed. Rahman was open with his information, appeared to rattle off the information quickly, and was formerly a UNAMA employee. It is interesting to note, Wali Mohammed has a lot of support from the local people and will be a key player for future missions. He has started an informant program (unknown how it is funded) that employs multiple sources to gain intelligence for him. The sources include a female source that works all around the district, and a special source in the village of Martsak currently, the Martsak source is in Miram Shah conducting intelligence gathering for Wali Mohammed. The sources report to Wali Mohammed at random times, but roughly once a month. Wali Mohammed was very careful in protecting the sources identify he removed all unnecessary personnel from the room, only allowing his bodyguard and us to remain. NFTR.
G.Local Nationals encountered:
Name: Wali Mohammed
Position: Police Chief of Sar Hawze
Location: Sar Hawze district center
General Information: Today, Wali Mohammed was very anxious to inform us that one of his sources had information regarding Engineer Mujeed this is the second time he has reported information on Mujeed in the past 4 days. He appears to remain concerned for the safety of his people, and was very willing to accompany our patrol to assess the projects in his village. Today was a major IO victory, as the villagers of Sar Hawze were able to see US forces, ANP from Sar Hawze, elders of Sar Hawze, and ANA all working together as one, cooperating to improve the village of Sar Hawze as we walked from project to project. As mentioned above, Wali Mohammed impressed us with his use of LN sources to gain situational awareness on enemy activity in his district. This is something never before seen in AO Destroyer, and we were quite pleased with his proactivty and concern.
Name: Pir Mohommed
Position: Sar Hawze Elder
Location: Sar Hawze district center
General Information: Despite the abrupt ending to our engagement with him at FOB OE, he was not upset at all with US forces and greeted very warmly with hugs. He was escorted by Ghulam, and immediately asked us how we were doing and was very receptive our visit. He was happy to see us because of our developing relationship and also because of our frequent visits. We spoke to him about the projects and our last visit he showed us all of the projects sites as promised in our last engagement and was extremely friendly. We believe atmospherics in the village were significantly more positive due to our growing relationship with Pir Mohammed.
Name: Abdul Rahman
Position: Source for Wali Mohammed
Location: Sar Hawze district center
General Information: Kharooti tribe, Sipadre sub-tribe, and his fathers name is Mohammed Hussein. He was very straight forward and got to the point. He provided all information he knew, and also answered all questions that we had for him. He was relaxed being around coalition forces, even the ANA commander, and seemed genuinely concerned. Although we cannot verify, the manner in which he provided information to us seemed to be honest. We look forward to hearing follow-up reports from him, and he mentioned that he would return to Wali Mohammed with further information on Mujeed as soon as it became available. He seemed very loyal to Wali Mohammed and the objective of gathering intelligence.
Size and Composition of Patrol: 18x US, 1x Cat 1 TERP
A.Type of patrol:Mounted
B.Task and Purpose of Patrol: 1/D/2-87 IN conducts Leader Engagement/HCA Distro in Sharmakhel and Moni Khel NLT 0900z 22 MAR 2007 and 0700z 23 MAR 2007 IOT conduct win support of the people of Afghanistan and assess effectiveness of IROA leadership.
C.Time of Return:
D.Routes used and Approximate times from point A to B:
>From Grid/FOB To Grid/FOB Route Travel
Margha COB Sharmakhel RTE EXCEL 10-15 km/h
Sharmakhel Margha COB RTE EXCEL 10-15 km/h
Margha COB Moni Khel RTE EXCEL 10-15 km/h
Moni Khel Margha COB RTE EXCEL 10-15 km/h
E.Local Nationals encountered:
Fathers Name: Habib Gul
Sub-tribe: Haji Khel
Location: Marghah COB
Reported that Zardran (commander) is holding a meeting in about 2-3 days with about 300-400 Taliban. He is planning on holding the meeting at Mameed Millah, which is a large compound located on a mountain near the village of Harseen. He stated that the 300-400 Taliban are staging at Miramshah. Shabib received this information from his brother who is a Taxi driver, who goes from Marghah to Miramshah Pakistan. The informant stated that his motive for giving us the information was that his nephew is in the ANA at Bermel and he wanted to protect him.
Name: Adam Khan
Fathers Name: Hajab Khan
Sub-tribe: Misman Khel
Village: Moni Khel
Location: Moni Khel
We engaged him and a few of his neighbors about the local area. He stated that they are pleased to see that the Americans have built a COB at Marghah but he was concerned that it was not safe for the herders in the area because they go into the mountains to retrieve there sheep and goats. He is worried that we would think that the herders were Taliban. He also wanted us to try to build a dam because it would benefit all of the local farmers.
Fathers Name: Shawa Khan
Position: Grocery store owner
Spoke with him for about 15 minutes. We spoke about his local business. He stated that 50-80 people visit his shop everyday and the shop is opened from 7AM to about 6 PM. He was not overly happy about the COB and wasnt really receptive to our presence. He really wasnt interested in hearing what we had to say.
F.Disposition of local security: G.HCA Products Distributed: 8 water Jugs, 10 boxes of chai, 4 cans of baby formula, 10 bags of flour, 20 notebooks
H.Atmospherics: (reception of HCA, reactions to ANSF and Coalition forces, etc): In both of the villages that we visited the children were the first to greet us. After about 5 minutes the adult males from the villages came out to speak with us. They were real receptive to the HCA and wanted us to help the villages more.
I.Afghan Conservation Corps nominations/Status:
J.Conclusion and Recommendation (Patrol Leader): (Include to what extent the mission was accomplished and recommendations as to patrol equipment and tactics.)
The mission was accomplished. The tailgate med caps have been effective in the past and we should see positive results from them in the local area around the COP. We need to continue to engage the Local villages around the COP in order to build a good relationship between the locals and team headhunter which will increase the amount of walk in sources. Nothing further.
Meeting with COL Shahwali, ANP Provincial Officer. Discussion Items: During lunch, discussed the recent NY Times article which discussed the poor ANP. Shahwali says MoI has said the article is incorrect. I told him I believe the comments regarding poor accountability and corruption were correct. We discussed it in some more detail.
Discussed several bits of information:
1) Moulawi Sharrif, occassionally operating in his property in Janikhel district, near Shakhilabad, but usually in Pakistan or Dubai (where he owns a business) is still supporting TB activities financially and was involved in the murder ofAdam Khan, former Shakhilabad SG. His nephew, Sayed Sanad, was captured and killed by the tribe of Adam Khan after the murder. Five others were detained and confessed to complicity in the murder but the tribe asked for their release, saying the killing of Sayed was retribution enough. Most of this has been reported before, to include the info re: Moulawi Shariff. Niam, a farmer in JK, maintains Shariff's property and interests in his absence.
2) an ANP informant went to Auband, Ghazni and spoke to Moulawi Shamsullah, reportedly a very influential TB leader... he said that the one legged mullah in Mest, at the Kalagee Mosque is still greatly influencing the mullahs and TB in the areas around Mest and KK. Other information pertaining to the one legged (missing right leg) nameless Mullah suggests he was associated with the S-BAD DC burning and the assassination of Adam Khan. Adam Khan's wife reported seeing a one legged man leading activity the night of Khan's murder.
3) Gul Mohammad, owns a pharmacy in Shakhilabad, from KK, gave fuel to TB for the burning of the SBAD DC. Prior to the attack, Gul reportedly inflated the numbers and tried to scare the locals and the ANP (told them to give their weapons to the TB if they attacked), said 60 - 70 men were going to attack IOT scare ANP away.
We discussed the fact that ANP should detain individuals they believe are complicit in crimes. Numerous excuses were made by the SBAD SG. Discussed the MK event a week ago re: Taj Mohammad, further ingerpointing between ANP and ANA, discussed the need for ANSF cooperation.
Discussed ongoing district center project, Ajmal Khan asked for us to ask the contractor to stop work as the concrete cannot settle any more this season and to resume work in the spring.
Re: solar lights in district, asked for the lights to be emplaced soon before the holes ice up and work is no longer possible. Holes are dug and ready.
Requested Ajmal Khan bring us a list of needy families in SBAD for possible HA distro.
Shahwali said that EN Mujeed has come down from his mountain area and is living somewhere else in Sar Hawza. Shawali will try to get more information. Says many locals in Paktika believe Mujeed is being paid by the GoA or CF and that is why no one is taking any action against him. Reported by the Shura in a meeting with SH SG Qadir Gul, Mujeed's men fired an RPG at a CF helo that flew overhead 3 days ago, no contact.
end of report.
Additional Meeting Attendees: Ajmal Khan, Shakhilabad Sub-Governor; Ajmal, linguist
PRT Assessment: It was a good chance to meet Ajmal Khan. He is full of excuses on why he and his ANP cannot do things. Blamed numerous things other than their own ineffectiveness. Shahwali, as always, was full of information and cooperative.
Meeting with Afghan National Security Force. Meeting led by Govenor Gulab Mangol to Discuss the upcoming Operation West Hammer. Discussion Items: Role of the CF; Role of the ANP; Role fo the ANA; Use of Auxillary ANP/ Local Tribemen; CSS Plan for resupply and payment of Auxillary ANP; Location of enemy and denial enemy movement.
Problem Mitigation Before Next Meeting: The kandak XO and the ANP CoP will talk with Alishang CoP and Elder Ashraf from Gonopol seperately about supporting the GioA and the CF for Alishang with people and weapons
Additional Meeting Attendees: ANA Kandak XO, Jon; ANP Provincial CoP Omaryar; PRT Commander Lt Col Bredenkamp; PRT S2 CPT Lendo; PRT PTAT Team Chief TSgt Pacheco; Dyn-Corp Team Chief Mark.
The PRT informed the GoA officially of the existence of Operation West Hammer and what the CF were planning on doing during the operation. The PRT informed the Governor, as well as the ANA and the ANP about the plan and asked for thier input on how the PRT can positively affect the province with the help of the GoA. The Governor was very supportive but could not understand that this operation is a shaping operation for future kinetic Operation to be conducted by 4/82nd ABN BN. He was very happy thatit would happy. He was concerned that the enemy would escape through the mountains and return to terrorize the people after we leave. He was concerned about the ANSF and the CF would not be able to close with and kill the enemy becuase the enemy would leave when they heard the CF coming. He was concerned that we would not know where the enemy was concentrated and spend ost of our time looking for them. He was concerned that the collateral damage be limited and that the women, children, and non-combatants be able to leave a village before the CF and ANSF engaged the insurgents in the villages. He also stressed the need for OPSEC with his people and stressed that the operation not leave the room.
He also mentioned that Zier Jon, who is a THT informant, is a double agent and that he provides most of his data to the enemy. The Kandak XO breifed the plan to incorporate the Alishang CoP and why he has the most to loose or to gain. He was the right person for the job becuase he was able to explain it with description and first hand knowledge. It was also good that it came from him as to make it look like an Afghan Plan and not a US plan that we were pushing on the Afghans.
The provincial CoP had a few issues with the plan about Command and Control etc. His first issue was where the people that we are planning on using are coming from. When we explained it he was very interested in bringing them under the umbrella of the ANP as to have C2 on them and not to create a warlord out of the Alishang CoP. We all agreed on this. We should be able to bring them under the employment of ANP augmentees. He was also concerned about feeding them and paying them. This was taken care of when we said that they would be paid as augmentees. Our commander brought up a good point though.
Why do these people ned money to fight when they fought the Russians without pay. The answer was that they needed money to feed thier familites. MTF. The CDR also brought up the fact there is a man in the Gonopol, an elder named Ashraf, that has offered to assist the CF and the GoA if and when they enter the Gonopol. The ANA XO and the CoP said that they would ask Ashraf to come in and they would look into using him, if not for forces to help, than for PID purposes. The meeting was concluded with the Governor asking for the next ANSF meeting to be held at the PRT with nly the ANA, ANP, PRT, and Gov in attendence. The S2 asked why the NDS was not involved and the Gov stated that they could not trust the NDS director. This is telling of the current relatiohsip with the NDS. Alot to do with DR. Abdullah no doubt. The ANA XO and the ANP CoP stated that they would have a COA drawn up for submission to the Govenor on Tues at the ANSF meeting at the PRT. This will be first ANSF meeting in over 2 months. Definitley a step in the right direction.
TRANSLATION OF A NIGHT LETTER IVO ORGUN-E: THE POLICE CHIEF OF ZORMAT PD
GAVE THE LETTER TO USSF. IT WAS HAND WRITTEN ON A PRINTED TALIBAN
LETTERHEAD. THE LETTERHEAD IS PRINTED IN PASHTO AND ENGLISH. THE POLICE
CHIEF STATES THAT THE LETTER WAS PASSED TO AN INFORMANT (WOULD NOT
DISCLOSE ID) FROM MAULAWE ABDUL RAZAAQ. RAZAAQ CLAIMS TO BE A DISAFFECTED
MEMBER OF THE ZORMAT AREA TALIBAN. RAZAAQ STATED THAT A MEETING OF THE
ADDRESSORS WAS HELD AT THE VILLAGE OF SULTANI, NEAR ORGUN-E. POLICE CHIEF
STATES THAT THE TERM "PISTOL" REFERS TO A
PEN-TYPE ZIP GUN THAT FIRES A SMALL CALIBER PISTOL ROUND. THE CONTACT
PROVIDED HIM WITH SUCH A DEVICE AND HE TURNED IT OVER TO US. THE LETTER
WAS WRITTEN ON 22 JAN 04 AND READS:
HELLO MY FRIENDS, BROTHER ABDULLAH, DR. SARWAR, MAULAWE KHILOLAH, DEAR
MULLAH AKHTAR, HAJI JUMA GUL, MULLAH HAJI SHER.
FROM SAFE RAHMAN MONSUR, GUL RAHMAN, MAULAWE ABDUL RAZAAQ, AMIR MOHAMMED
DR. SARWAR SHOULD KNOW THAT GUL RAHMAN''S FAMILY
NEEDS MONEY. TELL HIS FAMILY THAT GUL RAHMAN WAS INJURED BUT IS FINE NOW.
AND DEAR DR. SARWAR, THE FOUR MOTORCYCLES THAT WE SENT ARE FOR MULLAH
AKHTAR, ALUM GUL, KHUDI NAZER, AND HAJI SHER. EACH INDIVIDUAL IS ALSO TO
RECEIVE 10,000 RUPEES. AND ANYONE WHO NEEDS A PISTOL, PLEASE GIVE HIM ONE.
OUR JIHAD WILL NEVER BE OVER AGAINST THE CHRISTIANS AND JEWS. DO NOT
ALLOW PEOPLE TO TAKE A VOTER CARD. DROP FLIERS AT EVERYONES HOME TELLING
THEM NOT TO VOTE. THOSE THAT DO WILL HAVE NO REASON TO COMPLAIN BECAUSE OF
FROM GUL RAHMAN, HELLO TO MY FRIEND DR. SARWAR. AND FROM GAMAR DEN, ZURMAT
SAYS THAT DR. SARWAR KNOWS AHMED ZI, THE SECURITY GUARD OF THE ZORMAT
BAZAAR, IS TO RECEIVE 5,000 RUPEES BECAUSE HE IS HELPING OUR FRIENDS VERY
PLEASE SEND RESPONSE BACK BY ABDULLAH OF AHMED KHIEL VILLAGE AND PLEASE
DR. SARWAR PAY OUR MEN AND YOU WILL BE PAID BACK BY ABDUL RAZAAQ. DEAR
DR. SARWAR, YOU TOLD ME THAT YOU HAD PREPARED 15 PEOPLE WHO WERE READY FOR
JIHAD BUT ONLY TWO HAVE SHOWN UP.