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    ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    07.12.2011

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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed numerous insurgents during a security operation in Azrah District, Logar province, yesterday.

    The Afghan-led force was searching for a Taliban leader when a group of insurgents, armed with a machine gun and AK-47 rifles, opened fire. The security team returned fire, killing the insurgents.

    The security force confiscated one rocket-propelled grenade launcher with several rounds, roadside bomb materials and several grenades following the engagement.

    While attempting to exit the area, the force observed several armed insurgents attempting an ambush. The security force fired in response and requested support from an air weapons team. The air weapons team engaged the attackers as they moved into a rock crevasse, killing them.

    The target of the operation was a Taliban leader responsible for directing roadside bomb attacks, and commanding sub-leaders and fighters in Hisarak District.

    In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

    North

    In Sholgarah District, Balkh province, a combined Afghan and coalition security force detained numerous suspected insurgents while searching for a Taliban leader, yesterday.

    The leader is the Taliban-appointed governing official for operations in Balkh province. He is involved in planning and executing attacks against Afghan National Security Forces. Additionally, he organizes funding and delegates authority to Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, taking his orders from the Quetta Shura in Pakistan.

    In Pul-e Khumri District, Baghlan province, an Afghan-led security force detained two suspected insurgents during a security operation targeting an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan facilitator, yesterday. The facilitator is directly involved in attack planning and movement of fighters in Takhar province.

    South

    In Nahr-e Saraj District, Helmand province, an Afghan-led security force conducted a security operation targeting a Taliban leader resulting in the detention of several suspected insurgents, yesterday. The Taliban leader is responsible for planning and commanding operations against Afghan and coalition forces, and coordinating the procurement and distribution of weapons to fighters between various Taliban attack cells.

    In Panjwa’i District, Kandahar province, a combined security force detained several individuals with suspected ties to the Taliban during a security operation, yesterday. The security force also confiscated and destroyed roadside bombmaking materials. The target of the operation was a Taliban leader responsible for roadside bomb attacks and distribution of roadside bomb making materials in eastern Panjwa’i.

    During a security operation in Shajoy District, Zabul province, an Afghan-led security force detained one suspected insurgent, yesterday. The security force was searching for a Taliban facilitator responsible for distributing money and information among Taliban leaders in the Qalat and Tarnek wa Jaldak Districts.

    East

    During a security operation in Sayyidabad District, Wardak province, an Afghan-led security force killed numerous insurgents and detained several suspected insurgents with ties to the Taliban, yesterday.

    While attempting to clear a building, the force encountered several armed insurgents. The force made numerous attempts to apprehend the individuals peacefully. The individuals remained non-compliant and repeatedly displayed hostile intent toward the security force. The force fired in defense, killing several insurgents armed with grenades and AK-47 rifles.

    In Zurmat District, Paktiya province, an Afghan-led security force detained a Taliban leader and two suspected insurgents during a security operation, yesterday. The leader is believed to have commanded a group of insurgents responsible for an improvised explosive device attack July 5 that resulted in the deaths of three ISAF service members.

    In Musa Khel District, Khost province, a combined security force detained numerous individuals with suspected ties to the Haqqani Network, yesterday. The security force detained the individuals while searching for a Haqqani facilitator responsible for high-profile attacks in the area.

    Finally, in Mata Khan District, Paktika province, a combined security force detained one suspected insurgent while searching for a Taliban facilitator yesterday. The facilitator provides safe haven and finances to senior level Taliban leaders in the district.

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    Date Taken: 07.12.2011
    Date Posted: 07.12.2011 04:44
    Story ID: 73571
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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