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    ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    05.31.2012

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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban leader during an operation in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, today.

    The leader recently returned to Panjwa’i with numerous insurgent fighters for the Taliban spring offensive.

    He was also the senior Taliban insurgent operating in the district and directed roadside bombings, suicide attacks and other operations against Afghan and coalition security forces.

    The security force detained multiple additional insurgents and seized more than 700 rounds of ammunition as a result of this operation.

    In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

    South

    In Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban leader today. The leader directs attacks against Afghan and coalition bases throughout Marjeh and coordinates his operations directly with the senior Taliban insurgent in the district. Multiple suspected insurgents were detained as a result of this operation.

    An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban leader in Arghandab district, Kandahar province, today. The leader conducts roadside bombings, assassinations and other attacks against Afghan officials, Afghan security forces and coalition troops. He also provides weapons and ammunition to the insurgents under his control. The security force detained two suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.

    East

    In Sabari district, Khost province, an Afghan and coalition security force detained a Haqqani facilitator during an operation today. The facilitator supplied weapons, ammunition, rockets and explosives to insurgents for attacks against Afghan and coalition troops throughout the district. The security force detained two additional insurgents as a result of this operation.

    An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban leader in Wali Muhammad Shahid Khugyani district, Ghazni province, today. The leader conducts roadside bombings, indirect fire attacks and other operations against Afghan and coalition troops throughout the district. He is also suspected in ordering the kidnapping of Afghan troops earlier this month. Multiple suspected insurgents were detained as a result of this operation.

    West

    Finally, in Murghab district, Badghis province, Afghan and coalition security forces detained a Taliban leader and two additional insurgents yesterday. The leader, who was an explosives expert, constructed and directed the use of improvised explosive devices in attacks against coalition forces. He also supervised Taliban informants throughout the region. When the leader was detained, he was in the process of acquiring more powerful explosives for large-scale IED attacks throughout Badghis province.

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    Date Taken: 05.31.2012
    Date Posted: 05.31.2012 01:33
    Story ID: 89212
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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