News: ISAF Joint Command evening operational update
KABUL, Afghanistan– An Afghan and coalition security force killed Ammar Sahib, a senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan IMO facilitator, during an operation April 11 in Maimanah district, Faryab province.
Ammar Sahib is also known by the name Qyamuddin.
Ammar Sahib was called out of the building where he was known to be located. He retreated into the building and the Afghan soldiers pursued him up to the roof. When Ammar Sahib confronted them with an AK-47, he was killed.
Ammar Sahib provided weapons, ammunition, and equipment to IMU terrorists across northern Afghanistan for attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces.
He also recruited suicide bombers for attacks against Afghan officials and coordinated with IMU leaders in Pakistan for newly trained fighters.
In 2006, Ammar Sahib was arrested for a bombing in Faryab province that killed two Afghan civilians and two members of the local Provincial Reconstruction Team. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison but only served six months.
He was also a suspect in the April 4 suicide bombing in Maimanah City. That attack killed six Afghan civilians, three U.S. Soldiers, and wounded 26 others.
Ammar Sahib worked with former IMU leaders Makhdum Nusrat and Osmani Sahib, both also killed by Afghan and coalition security forces in Faryab province.
Two others were detained as a result of yesterday’s operation and are scheduled to be turned over to National Defense Security officials within the next 24 hour.
The IMU is a terrorist organization that is closely linked to Al-Qaida and the Taliban and operates in the northern region of Afghanistan among other countries in Central Asia.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
In Chaparhar district, Nangarhar province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to capture a Taliban leader today. The leader directs roadside bombings and other attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces throughout the district. The security force detained several suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.