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KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader during an operation in Musa Khel district, Khost province, March 15.

The leader is accused of having operational control over multiple extremist cells and has personally led fighters in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He also served a crucial role in weapons facilitation for local militants, negotiating a number of weapons transactions allowing his network to resupply and continue their assaults.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

North

During an operation in search of a pair of Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan high-profile attack coordinators in Faizabad district, Jowzjan province, March 14, an Afghan and coalition security force detained one insurgent. The IMU members work in conjunction to orchestrate attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. They have directed and organized significant number of suicide bombers to attack in conjunction with one another, and are also believed to facilitate improvised explosive device operations.

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan suicide attack coordinator during an operation in Imam Sahib district, Kunduz province, March 15. The insurgent is accused of directing the actions of a number of suicide attackers targeting Afghan government officials and security forces. At the time of his arrest, he was actively planning an operation against Afghan National Security Forces.

South

Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed March 15 the arrest of a Taliban leader during an operation in Marjeh district, Helmand province, Wednesday. The leader held senior administrative responsibilities for the insurgent network in Marjeh district. He is believed to be deeply involved in planning, coordinating and conducting attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. The security force also detained two other insurgents and seized two machine guns and 400 rounds of ammunition as a result of the operation.

Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed March 15 the death of Taliban leader, Abdul Razzaq, during an operation in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, Thursday. Razzaq, also known as Hajji Mama, had planned and directed attempted assassinations against Afghan forces, facilitated weapons to fighters throughout Helmand province, and served as a vital link in the local Taliban’s intelligence apparatus. He also served as a member in illegitimate Taliban judicial proceedings and actively recruited civilians to join a number of insurgent cells.

During an operation in Delaram district, Nimroz province, March 15, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban logistics leader and detained one other insurgent. The insurgent is believed to be in charge of the entire supply chain for an insurgent network operating in the Central Helmand River Valley area. He supervised the acquisition, transportation and distribution of weapons, IEDs and IED material to multiple Taliban leaders.

East

An Afghan and coalition security force detained a number of insurgents during an operation in search of a Taliban facilitator in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, March 15. The facilitator is believed responsible for coordinating and conducting attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout Logar province. He is instrumental in procuring and distributing weapons and ammunition to his fellow fighters for use in insurgent activities.

During an operation in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, March 15, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and detained one other insurgent. The leader is believed to be heavily involved in insurgent operations throughout Pul-e ‘Alam district. He is accused of having engaged in a campaign of intimidation against Afghan authorities throughout the region and worked on the facilitation of weapons to extremists.

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani IED expert and detained two other insurgents during an operation in Baraki Barak district, Logar province, March 15 The insurgent is suspected of having authority over a cell of fighters responsible for a number of mortar and rocket attacks against Afghan and coalition fighters.

During an operation in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, March 15, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani facilitator and detained a number of other insurgents. The facilitator is accused of acquiring weapons, IEDs and other supplies for insurgent networks in Pul-e ‘Alam district. He is also believed to have coordinated and participated in multiple attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.


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Date Taken:03.16.2013

Date Posted:03.16.2013 01:57

Location:KABUL, AFGlobe

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