The leader maintains operational control over a group of fighters responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He is also involved in the construction and emplacement of improvised explosive devices, facilitates the movement of weapons in the local area for use in attacks, and receives guidance from senior Taliban officials for dissemination to front-line fighters.
The security force also seized ammunition and five AK-47 magazines as a result of the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
Afghan Local Police and coalition forces recovered a weapons cache while on patrol to Kirda and Meran villages in Shah Joy district, Zabul province, June 1. The cache consisted of three rifles, two pistols, one 107mm rocket, one RPK, one shotgun, and assorted ammunition. All seized items were destroyed on location.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested three enemies of Afghanistan during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, June 1. The leader has conducted numerous attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He also coordinates the movement of weapons and fighters through Nangarhar province and performs limited intelligence duties for local Taliban networks.
Afghan and coalition security forces killed three enemies of Afghanistan during two operations in search of a Haqqani leader in Gardez district, Paktiya province, June 1. The leader conducts improvised explosive device attacks and intimidation campaigns targeting Afghan and coalition forces. He facilitates the movement of weapons and military equipment into the local area. The leader is also responsible for kidnapping operations and coordinates with senior leaders to execute guidance within the Haqqani network. The security force also destroyed one heavy weapon as a result of the operation.
Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today the death of a Haqqani leader, Abdullah, during an operation in Khoshi district, Logar province, May 30. Abdullah, also known as Osmani, also known as Abdul Sorkh, also known as Rohullah, coordinated and directed improvised explosive device, indirect fire and small arms attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He was responsible for weapons facilitation and IED emplacement and exercised command and control over multiple Haqqani groups in the area. He also directed assassinations against local Afghans.