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    ISAF Joint Command operational update

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    04.11.2013

    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and detained one other insurgent during an operation in Kandahar district, Kandahar province, today.

    The leader is believed to be in charge of a cell of fighters responsible for improvised explosive device operations against Afghan civilians in Kandahar district. He was also involved in the facilitation of weapons and vehicles for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

    In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout
    Afghanistan:

    North

    An Afghan and coalition security force detained two insurgents during an operation in search of a senior insurgent leader with ties to both the Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in Sholgarah district, Balkh province, Wednesday. The leader is the ranking Taliban official in Sholgarah district and has ties to local Taliban officials responsible for conducting attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Balkh province. He also has a history of collecting taxes in order to finance the Taliban terrorist network, and manages the weapons distribution chain for insurgent cells in Balkh province.

    An Afghan and coalition security force killed a number of insurgents during an operation in search of a senior insurgent leader with ties to both the Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in Burkah district, Baghlan province, Tuesday. The leader is the second-highest ranking insurgent official in Burkah district and personally responsible for recruiting and training Afghans in insurgency operations and targeting Afghan officials for kidnappings and executions. He has also played a significant role in linking Taliban and IMU fighters in Baghlan, working as a mediator and coordinating operations between the two different networks.

    South

    During an operation in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province Wednesday, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and detained one other insurgent. The insurgent leader is alleged to be instrumental in acquiring weapons, distributing them to his subordinates, and leading them in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He is also involved in IED research and development, with a history of experimenting with different device configurations for future employment.

    An Afghan and coalition security force killed two insurgents Wednesday during a separate operation in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, in search of a senior Taliban leader. The leader has operational control over a cell of insurgents responsible for multiple attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. His group is known to use IEDs, vehicle-mounted automatic grenade launchers, rocket propelled grenades and various other weapons during their operations. The leader is also vital in insurgent weapons facilitation throughout Helmand province.

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    Date Taken: 04.11.2013
    Date Posted: 04.11.2013 00:43
    Story ID: 104983
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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