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    Security force targets Taliban commander in Logar



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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL – An Afghan and coalition security force conducted operations in Logar province Wednesday while in pursuit of a Taliban commander associated with the Kabul Attack Network.

    The commander, Qari Muir, formerly held several Taliban positions including deputy shadow governor, military commander and intelligence chief for Logar province.

    During the operation, 12 Taliban insurgents, including Muir, were killed.

    Intelligence sources observed a large gathering of Taliban insurgents in Qal‟eh-ye Jom-eh in Pul-e Alam district preparing to conduct an attack against coalition forces.

    After ensuring no civilians were present, an air weapons team engaged the group, killing nine insurgents. Coalition forces then conducted a precision air strike, and air assault on the objective location killing three more insurgents and destroying a very large weapons cache which included rockets, mines, improvised explosive device material and various types of ammunition.

    “The Taliban currently operating in Logar province are inflicting violence, instability and fear on the Afghan people,” said U.S. Army Col. Rafael Torres, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center director. “These operations help rid these areas of these terrorists along with their weapons and backward ideology.”


    Date Taken: 08.19.2010
    Date Posted: 08.19.2010 01:18
    Story ID: 54817
    Location: KABUL, AF

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