Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Aug. 08., 2012. - ISAF Joint Command Morning Operational Update

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, today.

The leader controlled an insurgent cell responsible for multiple attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the region.

At the time of his arrest, the Taliban cell leader was in the process of acquiring heavy weapons and explosives for future attacks.

The security force also detained one suspected insurgent during the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


In Chimtal district, Balkh province, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to arrest a senior Taliban leader today. The senior leader funds insurgent operations and coordinates attacks throughout the district. During the operation, the security force detained one suspected insurgent.

Afghan and coalition officials announced yesterday that Haji Shakur, a Taliban leader in Chora and Baluchi districts of Uruzgan province, was one of the suspected insurgents arrested during an operation in Tarin Kot district, Uruzgan province, July 31. The operation was conducted by an Afghan security force, supported by coalition troops. Shakur was a mid-level Taliban leader who controlled dozens of insurgent fighters and is responsible for conducting a number of insurgent attacks in both Chora and Baluchi districts. He provided those under his control with ammunition and weapons, and was involved in recruiting local Afghans from the area for the Taliban. Shakur was also an explosives expert responsible for building improvised explosive devices used to attack Afghan and coalition forces.

In Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, an Afghan and coalition security force detained numerous suspected insurgents during an operation to arrest a Taliban leader today. The Taliban leader oversees insurgent activity in the area and provides heavy weapons, improvised explosive devices and ammunition to Taliban associated insurgents throughout the district.


An Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents during an operation to arrest a Taliban leader in Muqer district, Ghazni province, today. The Taliban leader is responsible for coordinating Taliban attacks throughout the area.

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