The Taliban had 8 Cells consisting of 6 men; each had 4 men armed with AK47/AKMs, 1 with a RPG, and 1 with an LMG. They also had a HMG team and a Mortar team.
The US Army consisted of 4 fire-teams of 4 men armed with 3 AR15/M16s (1 w/ Under-slung Grenade Launcher), and a SAW LMG. They where supported my a Sniper team, HMG team, Light Mortar team, and Javelin AT team.
Pre-deployment. The US started in the bottom right corner and had to cross into the hamlet and clear 5 hotspots where insurgents where entering the area from.
Civilians added the risk of suicide bombers as well as risk of civilian casualties.