Friday, March 15, 2013

Mar. 15., 2013. - ISAF Joint Command Operational Update

KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator and detained one other insurgent during an operation in Kandahar district, Kandahar province, March 14.

The facilitator is accused of acquiring and distributing lethal aid to fighters in Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces. In the past, he has also provided grenades, ammunition, home-made explosive material and improvised explosive devices for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

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During an operation in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, March 14, an Afghan and coalition security force killed an insurgent.
The security force positively identified the militant conducting insurgent activity and engaged, killing the fighter.


An Afghan and coalition security force detained a number of insurgents during an operation in search of a senior Haqqani leader in Manduzai district, Khost province, March 14. The Haqqani leader has been fighting against Afghan and coalition forces for nearly five years. He has more than 200 insurgents under his command, and has directed them to attack Afghan and coalition forces in multiple provinces throughout Afghanistan, including Khost, Paktiya and Paktika. The Haqqani leader also has experience working in terrorist training camps and guiding and equipping extremist fighters in order to conduct operations against the Afghan people and government.

An Afghan and coalition force killed a number of insurgents during two security operations in Andar district, Ghazni province, March 14. The security force positively identified the militants engaged in insurgent activity and engaged the insurgents, killing them.

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