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    ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    02.23.2011

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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security and International Security Assistance Forces detained a Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin, or HIG improvised explosive device leader along with one suspected insurgent during a security operation in Sabari district, Khost province yesterday.

    The HIG leader operated in Sabari district where he was responsible for emplacing IED's and coordinating the movement of weapons and other material for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. Recent reporting indicates the HIG leader made arrangements for the storage of IED's in preparation for upcoming attacks against Afghan National Army and coalition forces.

    Security forces followed leads to a targeted compound where Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. The HIG leader and suspected insurgent were detained based on initial questioning at the scene.

    In other ISAF news throughout Afghanistan:

    South

    Afghan and coalition forces received small-arms fire from an unknown number of insurgents during a dismounted patrol in Marjeh district, Helmand province, yesterday.

    Coalition forces gained positive identification and returned fire. Following the engagement, coalition forces discovered one Afghan civilian was killed. ISAF is currently looking into the incident to determine how the civilian died.

    A Taliban leader along with several suspected insurgents was detained by Afghan and coalition forces during an operation in Kandahar City, Kandahar province yesterday.

    The Taliban leader operated in the city and Arghandab district, where he was responsible for storing and distributing insurgent supplies for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces within the province. He was able to coordinate the release of an insurgent involved in the suicide attack at the Kandahar City police headquarters Feb. 12 that killed several Afghan National Police officers and wounded numerous others.

    Intelligence reports led the security force to the targeted compound in the city, where Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. The Taliban leader and several suspected insurgents were detained after initial questioning at the scene for involvement in insurgent activity.

    In the same province, in Karezak village of Shah Wali Kot district, Afghan and coalition forces completed a deliberate clearing operation aimed at disrupting the Taliban’s freedom of movement, detaining several suspected insurgents yesterday.

    Taliban insurgents in the area are responsible for conducting coordinated attacks against Afghan and coalition forces as they conduct offensive operations in the area.

    Intelligence reports led the joint security force to the targeted compounds where Taliban leaders and insurgents are able to move through this area easily due to the lack of Government of Islamic of the Republic of Afghanistan presence. The village has historically been a facilitation route for Taliban insurgents to move money, weapons, fighters, homemade explosive and vehicles into Afghanistan from Pakistan.

    Afghan and coalition forces cleared nine compounds suspected of insurgent activity in the area. Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit the compounds peacefully before the joint security force cleared and secured the areas. Several suspected insurgents were detained after initial questioning on the scene.

    In Nawah-ye Barakzai district, Helmand province, Afghan and coalition forces targeted a Taliban cell leader, detaining two suspected insurgents, yesterday.

    The Taliban cell leader is directly involved in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, kidnapping of Afghan civilians and has direct contact with multiple Taliban leaders in the area to include the district Taliban shadow governor.

    Intelligence reports led the security force to the targeted compound in the city, where security forces had all occupants exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. Two suspected insurgents were detained after initial questioning at the scene.

    East

    Afghan and coalition forces targeted a Haqqani network leader and detained several suspected insurgents during a security operation in Sabari district, Khost province yesterday.

    The Haqqani network leader is responsible for a group of insurgents who conduct improvised explosive devices attacks against Afghan National Army and coalition forces.

    Security forces followed leads to a targeted compound where Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. Several suspected insurgents were detained based on initial questioning at the scene.

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    Date Taken: 02.23.2011
    Date Posted: 02.24.2011 00:46
    Story ID: 65966
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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