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News: ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

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KABUL, Afghanistan — A combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of an al-Qaida network facilitator in Sayyidabad district, Wardak province, yesterday.

The facilitator trained insurgents and worked as a courier. He delivered messages and transported money for the al-Qaida network.

A shooter engaged the security force with small-arms fire from a building inside of the compound during the operation. Assessing an immediate threat, the security force returned fire, killing the facilitator.

The security force detained two suspected insurgents and destroyed multiple weapons, including bomb-making material, firearms, grenades and ammunition.

No civilians were injured during the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

South

A coalition security force discovered a weapons cache based on a tip received during an operation in Marjeh district, Helmand province, yesterday. The cache consisted of five rocket-propelled grenades, 40 rounds of small-arms ammunition and 30 feet of detonation cord. All of the weapons were confiscated to be destroyed at a later date, and no civilian casualties or damages were reported as a result of the operation.

A Taliban leader was captured by a combined Afghan and coalition security force during an operation in Kandahar district, Kandahar province, yesterday. The leader planned large-scale attacks in Kandahar province.

East

A combined Afghan and coalition security force was fired upon by individuals at an Afghan National Security Force checkpoint while on an operation in Ghazni district, Ghazni province, yesterday. Individuals at an ANSF checkpoint engaged the security force with rocket-propelled grenades, mortar and small-arms fire. The security force requested air support in an attempt to de-escalate the situation. After multiple attempts to identify themselves as friendly forces, the security force was unable to stop the threat and engaged the checkpoint in self-defense, killing two individuals. Afghan National Police responded to the compound to assess the situation and render medical care, if needed, following the incident. Three additional personnel were wounded in the incident. An investigation will be conducted.

A coalition patrol discovered a weapons cache in Kajaki district, Helmand province, today. The cache consisted of one 82 mm mortar and 17 rocket-propelled grenades. The weapons were destroyed at the scene, and there were no reported casualties or damages during the operation.

A Haqqani network leader was captured by a combined Afghan and coalition security force during an operation in Bak district, Khost province, yesterday. The leader planned suicide bomb attacks. The security force detained two additional suspected insurgents during the operation.

In Terayzai district, Khost province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained multiple suspected insurgents during an operation in search of a Haqqani network facilitator, yesterday. The facilitator coordinates the movement of fighters, weapons, ammunition and explosives throughout the region. Multiple weapons were confiscated during the operation.

A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained multiple suspected insurgents during an operation in search of a Haqqani network leader in Sperah district, Khost province, yesterday. The leader directs the movement of senior Haqqani leaders and distributes weapons, vehicles and munitions.


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Date Taken:11.19.2011

Date Posted:11.19.2011 02:05

Location:KABUL, AFGlobe

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