News: ISAF Joint Command Feb. 17 operational update
KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Baghlan-e Jadid district, Baghlan province, today.
The leader allegedly oversaw the gathering and coordinating of munitions, fighters and logistics for Taliban leadership. Prior to his arrest, he was suspected of facilitating the movement of fighters and heavy weapons for a planned attack against Afghan and coalition forces.
During the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents.
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