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    ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    04.17.2011

    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition forces killed more than 10 Taliban insurgents after conducting a precision airstrike and security operation in Burkah district, Baghlan province, yesterday.

    The operation was conducted to capture a Taliban leader in the district. The leader is the senior governing official for Taliban operations in the district and he maintains ties to most of the senior leadership in Kunduz, Baghlan and Takhar provinces.

    A combined Afghan and coalition security force targeted a mud hut in the district after observing multiple insurgents move into the suspected hideout. The security force isolated the hut and called for all occupants to exit.

    After the insurgents failed to respond to the continuous series of call-outs in multiple languages, the force initiated escalation of force procedures. The security force continued with an extended series of escalation procedures, however the insurgents remained resistant.

    The combined security force subsequently moved to clear the hut. While conducting the initial clearance, they found the group of insurgents taking cover in an underground bunker in the hut. The force called for all individuals to exit the bunker. The insurgents instead engaged the force, prompting them to fall back and call for air support.

    After careful planning to ensure no civilians were present, coalition forces conducted a precision airstrike on the bunker, resulting in numerous insurgents killed.

    While preparing to exit the area, the Afghan and coalition force was engaged by an armed insurgent. They returned fire, killing the individual.

    In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

    South

    Afghan security forces, advised and assisted by coalition forces, captured a suspected insurgent drug trafficker while on a patrol near the village of Sekzi in the Khode Valley of Uruzgan province, April 16. The man was carrying 60,000 Pakistani rupees and 30 pounds (13 kilograms) of opium, said a coalition team leader on the scene.

    The patrol was part of a mission to locate the insurgents responsible for firing on a checkpoint in the Shahid-e-Hasas district earlier in the week. Afghan security forces have the suspect in custody. Initial reports indicate no civilians were hurt and no property damaged in the operation.

    Afghan and coalition forces found 5,000 anti-aircraft machine gun rounds during a patrol in Zharay district, Kandahar province, yesterday.

    East

    A combined Afghan and coalition force captured the Haqqani Network leader responsible for two lethal attacks against coalition forces within the past 24 hours, during a security operation in Terayzai district, Khost province, yesterday. The leader coordinated the transfer of weapons and explosives, as well as provided direction for attacks against Afghan National Army and coalition forces.

    Intelligence reports led the security force to a compound in the district. After isolating the compound, Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit the premises peacefully. The security force ensured the safety of the women and children before conducting their search. After initial questioning, the facilitator identified himself, prompting the security force to detain him. Several additional suspected insurgents were also detained for further questioning. The security force also found and destroyed multiple small arms weapons. There were no shots fired during the operation.

    Also in Khost province, a combined Afghan and coalition force captured a Hezb-E Islami Gulbuddin facilitator while targeting another Hezb-E Islami Gulbuddin leader during a security operation in Bak district, yesterday. The targeted leader conducts ambushes and roadside bomb attacks against Afghan National Army and coalition forces.

    Based on multiple intelligence reports and tips from citizens, the security force targeted a compound that had suspected of insurgent activity. The security force secured and cleared the area and conducted interviews with local residents. After initial questioning, the security force identified and detained the facilitator. One other suspected insurgent was taken into custody for further questioning. There were no shots fired during the operation.

    In Ghazni province, a combined Afghan and coalition force captured two Haqqani Network facilitators during a security operation in Ghazni district, yesterday. One facilitator provided safe havens for foreign fighters traveling from Kunduz to Paktika province and Pakistan for tactical training and operations. The other facilitator worked for both Haqqani and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leaders in Orgun district, Paktiya province. He facilitated Uzbek foreign fighters to support Haqqani attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    The combined force targeted the compound in Ghazni city after multiple intelligence sources indicated insurgent activity in the area. After isolating the compound, Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit the building peacefully, allowing the combined security force to ensure the safety of the civilians. The security force secured and cleared the area and conducted interviews with residents. Through the interviews, the security force identified and detained both the facilitators. One additional suspected insurgent was also detained for further questioning.

    Coalition forces conducting a patrol in Ghazni district, Ghazni province discovered a weapons cache yesterday. The cache consisted of 60 sticks of emulite, 60 non electric blasting caps, 60 pieces of timed fuses, 380 pounds (172 kilograms) of unknown explosives, one box of primers and 441 pounds (200 kgs) of ammonium nitrate-fuel oil.

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    Date Taken: 04.17.2011
    Date Posted: 04.18.2011 03:16
    Story ID: 68896
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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