Saturday, November 17, 2012

Nov. 17., 2012. - ISAF Joint Command Morning Operational Update

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Kandahar province today.

The arrested leader is believed to have coordinated the movement and storage of machine guns, weapons, and ammunition to support the Taliban insurgency.

During the operation, the security force also detained one other suspected insurgent.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


Afghan Provincial Response Company Ghazni, enabled by coalition forces, detained one suspected insurgent and seized a cache of weapons, homemade explosives and IED-making materials in Ghazni province yesterday. All discovered items were destroyed on site.


Afghan and coalition forces discovered and disabled seven victim-operated IEDs during a combined dismounted patrol in Kandahar province Wednesday. The combined force destroyed all found IEDs, each consisting of several kilograms of homemade explosives with pressure plates, at the location.

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Nov. 17., 2012. - RC-East operational update

BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces killed seven insurgents, detained 10 and cleared five improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Nov. 16.

Ghazni province
Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition forces detained an insurgent during an engagement in Qarah Bagh district. The detained suspect was transferred to a base for questioning.

Khowst province
Afghan Uniformed Police and coalition forces detained two insurgents during an engagement in Khowst district. The detained suspects were transferred to a base for questioning.

Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared four IEDs, three in Khowst district and one in Sabari district.

Laghman province
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces killed four insurgents, wounded two and detained two during an engagement in Mehtar Lam district. The wounded received medical care and were transferred, along with the detained, to a base for questioning.

Logar province
Afghan National Police and coalition forces detained an insurgent during an engagement in Muhammad Aghah district. The detained suspect was transferred to a base for questioning.

Paktika province
Afghan National Army soldiers detained two insurgents during an engagement in Sharan district. The detained suspects were transferred to a base for questioning.

Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces killed three insurgents during an engagement in Zerok district.

Paktiya province
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces found and safely cleared an IED in Dzadran district.

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In Several Joint Clearance Operations, 11 Armed Taliban Killed (17.Nov.2012.)

Publish Date: Nov 17, 2012
In Several Joint Clearance Operations, 11 Armed Taliban Killed

During the past 24 hours, Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army, NDS and Coalition Forces launched seven joint clearance operations in Nangarhar, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Paktika, Paktiya, Helmand and Farah provinces.

As a result of these operations, 11 armed Taliban were killed and 12 others were arrested by Afghan National Security Forces.

Also, during these operations, Afghan National Police discovered and confiscated some amount of light and heavy rounds and ammunitions.
Afghan National Police arrested two smugglers with 45 kilos of opium and one motorcycle in the Zaranj City capital of Nimroz province, yesterday.
The 101 Kabul Zone National Police detained two suspects accused of theft and trafficking in the 5th and 6th Districts of Kabul-City.
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Taliban group accidentally reveals their email list

A spokesman for the Taliban made a mistake when he accidentally sent out a press release using “CC” for all of the emails instead of

According to ABCNews, Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmedi (yes, the Taliban has PR guys) emailed an ordinary press release last week, but he made a critical mistake before hitting “send.” Instead of distributing a blind carbon copy (BCC) to the email’s hundreds of recipients, which would have hidden their email addresses from one another, Ahmedi sent a carbon copy (CC), exposing all the email addresses to everyone who received the message.

About 400 names were on the mailing list, many of them journalists, but also a “provincial governor, an Afghan legislator, several academics and activists, an Afghan consultative committee, and a representative of Gulbuddein Hekmatar, an Afghan warlord.”

Thankfully for the Taliban, nothing too scandalous was revealed by the error. But at least one journalist on the list was unhappy his contact email was made visible on the Taliban list. Journalist Mustafa Kazemi, based in Afghanistan, tweeted:

“Taliban have included all 4 of my email addresses on the leaked distribution list of 500 email addresses. Quite reassuring to my safety.”

The Taliban public relations team has been busy for the last few weeks, as the summer fighting season dies down in Afghanistan.

Earlier this week, the Taliban mocked former CIA director David Petraeus for the sex scandal that cost him his job.

A spokesperson added: “From a Pashtun point of view, Petraeus should be shot by relatives from his mistress’s family. From a Shariah point of view, he should be stoned to death.”

The Taliban also expressed dismay at Obama’s re-election earlier this month.

By Sayed Jawad - Sat Nov 17, 12:07 pm

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Central Bank in Nuristan Robbed by Police Guards

Two of the three local police accused of robbing the Nuristan branch of central bank Da Afghanistan Bank on Thursday night have been captured, but the third suspect and the money is still missing, local officials said Saturday.

The three police officers guarding the central bank branch in Nuristan capital Paroon on Thursday night are accused of robbing as much as 10 million Afghani [US$200,000] and running away, head of the provincial governor's office Mohammad Zarin told TOLOnews.

Two of the police were captured in the Kantiwa area of Paroon on Friday night but the hunt for the third is ongoing.

"Two of them were captured on Friday night by security forces, and police are investigating. It's not yet clear whether they helped steal all the money or not," he said.

Zarin said that initial reports indicate that the money was stolen after most of the locks on the safe deposit boxes were broken.

Meanwhile, local security officials said that some of other bank employees have also been detained as part of the investigation.

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Iraq frees Hezbollah commander who helped mold Shia terror groups

By Thomas Joscelyn & Bill Roggio - LWJ - November 16, 2012

Iraq has freed Musa Ali Daduq, the senior Hezbollah commander who was tasked by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) to mold Shia terror groups into a Hezbollah-like entity. Daqduq was involved in the murder of five US soldiers in 2007. The US government transferred Daqduq to Iraqi custody in December 2011.

Daqduq was freed by Iraqi authorities last night and transferred to Lebanon, his lawyer told Reuters.

"There was no reason for his detention. Last night the decision was made to release him. He is out now and arrived in Beirut two hours ago," Daqduq's lawyer told Reuters. "There are no charges against him in Iraq. His detention was political, not legal."

Daqduq's release from Iraqi custody has been foreshadowed for months. In May, an Iraqi court ordered him to be released from custody, but Daqduq remained in prison while his case was appealed. In June, the US requested that Iraq extradite Daqduq so he could be tried in an American federal court. In August, an Iraqi court blocked his extradition to the US.

When the US transferred Daqduq to Iraqi custody last December, White House National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said that Iraqi officials assured the US they would prosecute Daqduq.

At the time of Daqduq's release from US custody, American officials said that they feared the Iraqi government would be pressured by Iran and Shia political parties to free him outright. The US Department of Justice had planned to prosecute Daqduq in a US court, but Republican Senators opposed the transfer of the terrorist to US soil for prosecution. Some wanted Daqduq to be tried by a military court at Guantanamo Bay, but the Obama administration has refused to allow the transfer of terrorists to the prison and instead has sought to close it.

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Deadly blast kill 17 civilians in Farah province

At least 17 Afghan civilians were killed following a deadly blast in western Afghanistan on Friday. The victims of the incidnet are ordinary Afghan civilians who were on their way to attend a wedding party.

Farah provincial governor Abdul Rahman Zhwandai said the incident took place after a civilian mini bus struck with a roadside bomb on Friday.

In the meantime provincial security chief said at least 17 civilians including Afghan women and children were killed and around 14 others were injured.

He accused the Taliban group for the incident however Taliban officials have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Taliban militants and other insurgents groups frequently use improvised explosive device to target Afghan and coalition security forces which normally leads civilians casualties.

According to UN estimation at least 1145 Afghan civilians were killed during the first six months of 2012 in Afghanistan. The deaths include 30% women and insurgents are responsible for around 80% of the civilians deaths.

UN in its report accused the militants group and said majority of the civilians casualties were as a result of roadside bomb blasts.

This comes as 6 members of an Afghan family were killed following a roadside bomb blast in eastern Khost province of during the beginning of last week. The incident took place while the family was returning from the hospital along with their new born baby.

By Sajad - Fri Nov 16, 7:15 pm


ISAF condemns roadside bombing in Farah

ISAF Joint Command

KABUL, Afghanistan – An improvised explosive device strike today in the western province of Farah killed more than a dozen Afghan civilians - mostly women and children - and injured at least seven. A provincial government spokesman blamed the Taliban for planting the roadside bomb that the innocent civilians impacted.

The International Security Assistance Force strongly condemns this latest brutal attack against innocent civilians.

"The insurgents have again killed innocent Afghans, including women and children," said Brig. Gen. John Madower, the deputy ISAF spokesperson. "The insurgents' claim to avoid killing civilians again rings hollow as they continue their ruthless IED campaign."

By far, insurgents cause the most war-related Afghan civilian deaths and injuries, more than 2,800 so far this year, according to ISAF statistics. The majority of these casualties are caused by Taliban IEDs.

"The insurgents have no regard for the good people of this country," Madower said. "Today's tragedy is just another clear example of that."

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R.I.P. - Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle Jr.

DOD Identifies Army Casualty
            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

            Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle Jr., 25, of Rocky Mount, N.C., died Nov. 13, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.  He was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

            For more information related to this release, media may contact the 7th Infantry Division public affairs office at 253-477-5602 or 253-477-0173/0174.  After 5 p.m. PST, call 253-477-5543 and ask for the 7th Infantry Division public affairs officer on call.


By Brent Champaco, November 16, 2012
The 25-year-old from Rocky Mount, NC, died Tuesday in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

According to the Department of Defense, Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle Jr., 25, of Rocky Mount, NC, died Nov. 13, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

He was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, which is attached to Headquarters, 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

According to unit records, Staff Sgt. Battle entered the Army in June 2005 and reported to Fort Leonard Wood, MO for Army Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training MOS 12B (Combat Engineer). Upon graduation from AIT, he arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in Nov. 2005. He was assigned to 1st Special Forces Group Support Battalion, as a gunner. He deployed with the unit to Iraq from May 2008 to February 2009. In September 2009, he was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company as a team leader. He deployed to Iraq from February 2010 to September 2010. In November 2012, he deployed to Afghanistan, this time as a squad leader.

Staff Sgt. Battle’s civilian and military education includes a high school diploma (2005), Military Occupational Specialty 12B: Combat Engineer (2005), Combat Lifesaver and Tactical Combat Medical Care Courses (2006), Airborne School (2007), Combatives Level I (2007), Bus Drivers Course (2007), Warrior Leaders Course (2011), Information Assurance Certification Program (2011), Short Range Marksmanship Course (2011), Combatives Level 2 (2011), and the Advanced Leaders Course (2012).

His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with 3 campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral “2”, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral “2”, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge and Driver’s Badge.

On behalf of the 7th Infantry Division and the entire Joint Base Lewis-McChord military and civilian community, we extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Battle.
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