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    ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    07.24.2011

    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan-led security force killed numerous insurgents and detained several others during a security search for a Taliban leader in Zharay District, Kandahar province, yesterday.

    The facilitator is responsible for coordinating transfers and purchases of lethal aid for insurgents in the area.

    During the search, the security force was engaged by several armed insurgents with small arms fire. The security force returned fire, and after ensuring no civilians were in the area, called in an airstrike, killing numerous insurgents. Several individuals with suspected ties to the Taliban were detained after the engagement.

    In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

    North

    In Chahar Bolak District, Balkh province, an Afghan and coalition-combined security force detained two suspected insurgents during a security search for a Taliban leader yesterday. The leader is responsible for constructing, resupplying and commanding roadside bomb attacks in Balkh.

    South

    In Arghandab District, Kandahar province, an Afghan-led security force detained numerous suspected insurgents yesterday while searching for an insurgent leader. The leader directs a cell of fighters responsible for emplacing and distributing weapons and roadside bomb materials in Shah Wali Kot District.

    An Afghan-led security force detained several suspected insurgents while searching for a Taliban leader in Qalat District, Zabul province, yesterday. The leader coordinates attacks in the district and works with other leaders to enable operations against Afghan National Security Forces.

    In Ghorak District, Kandahar province, an Afghan-led security force conducted a security operation resulting in the detention of two suspected insurgents. The target of this operation was a Taliban leader responsible for roadside bomb attacks and providing military guidance for attack planning.

    East

    A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained numerous suspected insurgents during a security clearance operation in Sar Hawza District, Paktika province, yesterday. The operation was conducted to clear a known Haqqani network safe haven where Haqqani leaders directed attacks throughout Afghanistan.

    In Sabari District, Khost province, an Afghan-led security force detained a Haqqani network leader and one suspected insurgent during an operation yesterday. The leader was involved in roadside bomb attacks and conducted reconnaissance against the Afghan National Army.

    Finally, in Gelan District, Ghazni province, an Afghan-led security force detained one suspected insurgent yesterday while searching for a Taliban facilitator. The facilitator plans attacks and provides logistical support to other insurgents. He also has direct ties to senior al-Qaida members and arranges escape routes for them to safe havens in Pakistan.

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    Date Taken: 07.24.2011
    Date Posted: 07.24.2011 02:11
    Story ID: 74217
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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