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    IJC Operational Update, March 25



    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban commander and another militant were captured by an Afghan-international security force in Ghazni last night.

    The security force searched a compound in the village of Sufrah, in the Qarah Bagh district, after intelligence information indicated militant activity. During the search the joint force captured the Taliban commander connected with foreign fighter facilitation, buying and moving weapons and directing attacks against coalition troops. Another militant was also captured.

    In Khowst last night, a joint security force searched a compound outside of Zerah Ghar, in the Terezayi district, after intelligence information confirmed militant activity. During the search the joint force captured two Taliban sub-commanders, both closely involved with intelligence gathering, kidnappings, attacks on coalition forces and arranging for the construction of vehicle borne improvised explosive devices. The security force captured several other insurgents during the search. A large amount of money was also recovered.

    An Afghan-international security force searched a compound in the town of Adirah, in the Arghandab district of Kandahar province last night, after intelligence information indicated militant activity. During the search the security force captured a Taliban facilitator responsible for the delivery, storage and distribution of weapons. He was also involved in delivering explosive materials and IED components to various Taliban networks. The targeted facilitator identified himself and several other insurgents were also captured.

    In Kandahar yesterday, a joint security force went to an area southwest of Jazah in the Arghandab district, after intelligence information indicated militant activity. The security force stopped two motorcycles and detained two suspected militants for further questioning.

    In Ghazni province yesterday, an Afghan-international patrol found two IED's in the Muqer district. The first IED consisted of a directional mine with 7 kilograms of home-
    made explosives and the second of three mortar grenades with 20 kg of home-made explosives. The devices were disabled by an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team.

    In the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand province, an ISAF patrol found an IED consisting of six 82mm mortar rounds yesterday. The device was destroyed by an EOD team.

    In the Nawah-ye Barakzai district of Helmand, an ISAF patrol found a cache containing five rocket-propelled grenades, a mortar round and 24 cases of small-arms ammunition. The cache was destroyed by an EOD team.

    Afghan National Security Forces and ISAF partners captured several suspected insurgents Monday, including an IED facilitator, southwest of Lashkar Gah, in Helmand province.

    After surrounding the compound in which suspected insurgents were located, Afghan forces called for the people to come out. After questioning, several of the men were detained.

    One woman and eight children were protected throughout this operation.

    These operations were a continuation of efforts to eliminate the IED threat against the Afghan people and Afghan and ISAF troops.

    No shots were fired, and no Afghan civilians were harmed during these operations.



    Date Taken: 03.25.2010
    Date Posted: 03.25.2010 03:37
    Story ID: 47182
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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