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    Taliban leader killed, suspected insurgents detained

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    11.22.2010

    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition security forces killed a Taliban leader and one additional insurgent during an overnight operation in Paktiya province.

    The security force killed Fared Gul, a Taliban leader involved in the facilitation and emplacement of improvised explosive devices on public roads. He also coordinated and conducted IED ambushes on coalition force convoys and aircraft.

    Based on intelligence tips, the security force targeted a compound in Zurmat district to search for the individual. As they approached, the security force shot and killed two armed insurgents when they threatened the force. After the shooting ceased, the security force positively identified Fared Gul among the dead.

    Afghan forces then used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the compound peacefully before the joint security force cleared and secured the buildings. The assault force discovered and destroyed multiple weapons at the scene and detained several suspected insurgents after initial questioning.

    The assault force ensured the safety of the women and children throughout the search.

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    Date Taken: 11.22.2010
    Date Posted: 11.22.2010 00:51
    Story ID: 60615
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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