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    Coalition forces conduct air strike against senior commander



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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL - A coalition force air strike was conducted against a senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan commander who facilitates foreign fighters and leads attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Kunduz Saturday.

    The commander has a standing relationship with senior Taliban members in Kunduz and his fighters are integrated with Taliban fighters in the area.

    Intelligence tracked three armed insurgents traveling on a motorcycle south of Mang Tapa in Chahar Darah District. After verifying insurgent activity and ensuring no civilians were present, coalition aircraft engaged the insurgents. Coalition forces did not dispatch a follow-on ground force, but assessed the air strike killed at least one insurgent and wounded another.

    "These operations disrupt the multiple insurgent groups collaborating in Afghanistan who have no intention of establishing stability, security and a legitimate governance. They only bring indiscriminate violence to the Afghan people," said U.S. Army Col. Rafael Torres, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center director. "Afghan and coalition forces are conducting these operations in order to help bring the peace the
    people of Afghanistan deserve."

    No civilians were injured or killed in this operation.



    Date Taken: 08.29.2010
    Date Posted: 08.29.2010 05:51
    Story ID: 55333
    Location: KABUL, AF

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