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    ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    03.11.2011

    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – International Security Assistance Forces conducted a precision air strike targeting two Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leaders in Dara Soof Payan District, Samangan province, yesterday.

    A senior IMU leader and liaison to the Taliban network in Kunduz, Bilal Konduzi was involved in the facilitation and planning of suicide operations throughout northern Afghanistan, and maintained contact with other senior IMU leaders, for the purpose of coordinating logistics and personnel in northern Afghanistan.

    He maintained significant connections to IMU military leaders in Kunduz, Baghlan, Takhar, and Badakshan provinces. He coordinated weapons transportation and trained suicide bombers for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

    Shad Mohammad, the other leader targeted, was an IMU leader who ran the IMU network in Samangan province. He was also in direct communication with Burkah District-based IMU leaders associated with Mazar-e-Sharif attack planning.

    Security forces called in the precision airstrike after receiving intelligence reports that the IMU leaders and other suspected insurgents were isolated in a remote mountainous region of Dara Soof Payan District. The coalition forces ensured no civilians or compounds were in the immediate area.

    A follow on force confirmed Konduzi, Mohammad, and four other insurgents were killed during the airstrike.

    In other ISAF news throughout eastern Afghanistan:

    East

    Afghan and coalition forces captured a Taliban facilitator and improvised explosive device cell leader, while detaining one other suspected insurgent during security operations in Andar District, Ghazni province, yesterday.

    The Taliban facilitator was the leader of an IED cell, responsible for coordinating numerous IED attacks throughout the Andar district. He was directly responsible for an IED attack against coalition forces on 27 February.

    He shared his home with IED facilitators and suicide bombers who visited the district to learn how to emplace and arm IEDs. He also kept in close contact with high level Hezb-E Islami Gulbuddin leaders in the Sabari District, supplying weapons to the network for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

    Intelligence reports led the security force to the targeted compound where they called for all occupants to exit out of the buildings peacefully before conducting the search. The targeted individual identified himself at the scene and was detained. An additional suspected insurgent was also detained after initial questioning at the scene.

    In Pachir wa Agam District, Nangarhar province, Afghan and coalition forces captured a Taliban facilitator and detained several suspected insurgents during security operations, yesterday.

    The facilitator provided specialized support to operations in the area including planning and organizing IED attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He conducted illegal checkpoints throughout the Pachir wa Agam District to assist in the illegal smuggling of explosives and suicide vests from Pakistan to Jalalabad, which were to be used in an attack against the Jalalabad airfield.

    The security force conducted a search on the targeted compound. During the search, special care was taken to ensure the safety of all women and children in the compound. The facilitator and several suspected insurgents were detained after initial questioning at the scene for involvement in insurgent activity.

    In Sabari District, Khost province, Afghan and coalition security forces targeted a Haqqani weapons and IED facilitator, detaining several suspected insurgents during security operations, yesterday.

    The facilitator was in charge of financial, media and logistical support for the Haqqini organization in the Sabari District. He coordinated transportation for associates to deliver mines, rocket-propelled grenades and bomb-making materials to members throughout the district as recently as last week for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

    The security force advanced on the targeted compound where they called for the residents to exit the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. The facilitator was identified and detained along with four more suspected insurgents who were detained after initial questioning at the scene for involvement in insurgent activity.

    Weapons found at the scene included one RPG and one pistol.

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    Date Taken: 03.11.2011
    Date Posted: 03.11.2011 02:03
    Story ID: 66823
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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