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    ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    05.19.2012

    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan-led security force supported by coalition troops captured a senior Taliban leader during an operation in Dand district, Kandahar province, today.

    The leader operates in Lashkar Gah district, Helmand province. He attempted to control the Afghan civilians and infrastructure in the district through murder and intimidation tactics.

    He is also suspected in coordinating the assassination of a government official in Kabul.

    The security force also detained several other insurgents as a result of this operation.

    In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

    South

    An Afghan led supported by a coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a senior Taliban leader in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, yesterday.The leader, who is also an explosives expert, directs attacks throughout Nad ‘Ali and Lashkar Gah districts. He also coordinates with other Taliban leaders to supply weapons, ammunition, equipment and explosives to subordinates. Multiple suspected insurgents were detained as a result of the operation.

    In Panjwa-i district, Kandahar province, an Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache during counter-narcotics operation yesterday. The cache consisted of approximately 300 pounds (136 kilograms) of hashish. Security forces destroyed the drugs without incident.

    An Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache during counter-narcotics operation in Zharay district, Kandahar province yesterday. The cache consisted of approximately 220 pounds (100 kilograms) of hashish. Security forces destroyed the drugs without incident.

    East

    An Afghan and coalition security force captured a senior Taliban leader in Aliabad district, Kunduz province, Wednesday. The leader was the Taliban liaison for the Peshawar Shura, a group responsible for insurgent activity in eastern and northern Afghanistan. He also served as a facilitator for the Nuristan Taliban shadow governor and organized the transportation of weapons, foreign fighters and suicide bombers for attacks throughout the region.The security force detained two additional insurgents as a result of the operation.

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    Date Taken: 05.19.2012
    Date Posted: 05.19.2012 02:34
    Story ID: 88677
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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