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    Districts in Farah, Zabul safer following ANSF, coalition forces operations



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    U.S. Forces Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan national security forces and coalition forces met with local elders in Khak e-Safed District, Farah province, today, following the forces' operation against prominent militant leadership in the area.

    Leaders discussed the operation's importance in reclaiming safety for the district's citizens, as well as ways to satisfy infrastructure and medical needs in the district.

    While on a patrol earlier today, several militants engaged the combined force. The force returned fire, ultimately killing militant leader Haji Ghulam Jan. Haji Ghulam Jan is a logistics expert and improvised explosive device facilitator with connections to multiple Taliban commanders and foreign forces.

    In other operations, several militants engaged a combined ANSF and coalition force on patrol in Arghandab District, Zabul province, and were killed when the force returned fire. Local militant leader and IED facilitator Hikmatullah was found among the dead. Several militants were also detained during the engagement.

    Air strikes were not used in either operation. There were no ANSF, coalition force or civilian casualties.



    Date Taken: 06.19.2009
    Date Posted: 06.19.2009 09:18
    Story ID: 35326
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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