I wonder about the native language of the author of the news item so maybe it was an honest mistake.
Can recall 2006, when US ARMY USB sticks showed up on the bazars of Bagram and Kabul. Stolen from local cleaning personell from the desks. From this on one soldier was ordered to watch the locals cleaning our office tent. BTW Us Army simply bought them back.Operational security usually makes it a rule to not discuss a unit's location or area of operation. The bad guys usually get the information from the local shop keepers and such (who get it from military personnel that don't pay any attention to operational security rules either) but for a newspaper reporter to publish that info isn't appropriate.