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A and B companies of the 103rd Guards Airborne Division are to envelop the Mujihadeen positions and eliminate all Mujihadeen fighters and seize a staging area in the Safed Koh mountain range, south of Jalalabad.The Islamic Battalion commanded by Mullah Razar that are occupying the staging point on the height are present at least reinforced company strength (estimated over 120 fighters). Mullah Razar, the infamous guerilla leader, and his Mujihadeen leaders are to be killed on sight and are priority targets. If envelopment is not succesful, the Mujihadeen may escape into Pakistan.
Soviet losses must be kept at a minimum as battalion fighting strength must be maintained for subsequent operations, and casualty evacuation is problematic in this harsh terrain.