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    Afghan, coalition forces detain nine suspected militants in Helmand



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    U.S. Forces Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces detained nine suspects in Helmand province overnight June 8, during a mission to disrupt the al Qaida and Taliban networks operating in southern Afghanistan.

    Near the village of Amim Kalay in Nahr-e-Saraj District, approximately 15 kilometers north of Lashkar Gah, a combined force conducted an assault to capture a senior Taliban commander responsible for operations across Helmand province.

    When forces approached the targeted compound, they encountered several men fleeing on foot. A security element pursued the men, using non-lethal force to subdue them.Forces detained two suspects for further questioning, along with seven other men who remained on the compound. The Identities of the detained are being confirmed.

    As the combined force prepared to depart with the detainees, enemy forces fired on them from a line of trees a short distance away. Afghan and coalition forces returned fire and called for precision fires to suppress the attack.

    Friendly forces estimate two combatants were killed in the engagement, but were unable to confirm the deaths. Afghan or coalition forces did not sustain any injuries in the attack.



    Date Taken: 06.09.2009
    Date Posted: 06.09.2009 03:00
    Story ID: 34744
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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