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    Coalition forces kill four al Qaida militants in Paktia

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    11.14.2008

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    U.S. Forces Afghanistan

    By the U.S. Forces Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Coalition forces killed four al Qaida associated militants during an operation to thwart the foreign fighter network in Paktia province, Nov. 13.

    In Zurmat District, coalition forces targeted an al Qaida associated militant known to assist local Taliban leaders with the movement of Arabs and other foreign fighters into Afghanistan. These fighters have carried out numerous suicide and improvised explosive device attacks in the region.

    As the force approached the targeted militants, they refused to follow instructions and attempted to engage the force with AK-47s. Realizing the imminent threat, the force engaged with small-arms fire and killed them.

    A search of the area revealed the militants were heavily armed with multiple AK-47s, rocket propelled grenades, hand grenades and pistols. These items were destroyed to prevent future use.

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    Date Taken: 11.14.2008
    Date Posted: 11.14.2008 00:44
    Story ID: 26319
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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