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    UPDATE Haqqani Network leadership killed during Paktiya operation



    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The International Security Assistance Force confirmed Qari Amil, another Haqqani Network senior leader responsible for suicide attacks as well as facilitating fighters from Pakistan into Khost province and Kabul, was killed during an overnight operation in Paktiya province Saturday.

    ISAF previously confirmed Zubair, a Haqqani Network facilitator responsible for the movement of weapons and improvised explosive device materials for distribution to foreign fighters and Haqqani networks in the area, along with Shabudin and Ibrahim, both Haqqani Network senior leaders in the area, were also killed during the operation.

    Intelligence tips led the security force to a remote compound in Dzadran district. As the security force approached the area, they encountered several armed insurgents in established fighting positions.

    The security force killed at least nine throughout the operation. The security force could not assess all the engagement areas, but rocket-propelled grenades were among the weapons used by the insurgents. Intelligence reports later confirmed the death of the four Haqqani leaders.

    Once the area was secure, Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully, and then the security force cleared the compound. After initial questioning at the scene, the security force detained three suspected insurgents.

    The assault protected the women and children for the duration of the search.



    Date Taken: 11.01.2010
    Date Posted: 11.02.2010 01:22
    Story ID: 59253
    Location: KABUL, AF

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