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    ISAF Joint Command operational update

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    05.16.2013

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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force killed a senior Taliban leader, Shah Gul, during an operation in Chimtal district, Balkh province, yesterday.

    Gul had operational control over a group of fighters responsible for numerous attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He was involved in kidnapping operations, procuring and distributing weapons and military equipment to insurgents in the local area, and collecting illegal taxes in order to fund insurgent activities.

    In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

    South

    An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a senior Taliban leader during an operation in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, today. The senior leader plans, coordinates and executes attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Nahr-e Saraj district. He also facilitates the movement of weapons in the local area and serves as an intelligence operative responsible for relaying operational information to insurgent leadership.

    East

    An Afghan and coalition security force wounded one insurgent during an operation in search of a senior Taliban leader in Waygal district, Nuristan province, yesterday. The senior leader is the top military official for the Taliban in Waygal district. He is responsible for facilitating the movement of al-Qaida terrorists in Waygal district, erecting and enforcing illegal checkpoints, kidnapping Afghan officials and leading attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

    An Afghan and coalition security force arrested four insurgents during an operation in search of a Haqqani leader in Zurmat district, Paktiya province, today. The leader participates in kidnapping operations in multiple districts throughout Paktiya province. He is also engaged in weapons trafficking for local terrorist cells and conducts investigations into insurgent activity at the behest of senior insurgent leadership. During the operation, a group of insurgents opened fire on the security force. The security force returned fire, killing one insurgent. The security force also seized two AK-47s, three fragmentation grenades, eight magazines and ammunition as a result of the operation.

    The 2nd Special Operations Kandak and coalition forces killed a Taliban leader and detained six insurgents during a clearance operation in Deh Yak district, Ghazni province, yesterday. The Taliban leader was responsible for 20 insurgent fighters and had been facilitating improvised explosive device and indirect fire attacks in the Deh Yak district. All detainees were transferred to Afghan law enforcement officials.

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    Date Taken: 05.16.2013
    Date Posted: 05.16.2013 00:03
    Story ID: 106979
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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