Combined Force Captures Taliban Facilitator

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2012 — A com­bined Afghan and coali­tion secu­ri­ty force cap­tured a Tal­iban facil­i­ta­tor and detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents dur­ing an oper­a­tion in the Lashkar Gah dis­trict of Afghanistan’s Hel­mand province today, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.

The facil­i­ta­tor dis­trib­uted weapons and explo­sives to insur­gent fight­ers and coor­di­nat­ed road­side bomb attacks against Afghan forces through­out the area, offi­cials said.

In oth­er Afghanistan oper­a­tions today:

— A com­bined force in the Jal­rayz dis­trict of War­dak province cap­tured a Tal­iban facil­i­ta­tor who dis­trib­uted home­made explo­sives and weapons to insur­gent fight­ers through­out the Maid­an Shahr dis­trict.

— In the Khost dis­trict of Khost province, a com­bined force con­fis­cat­ed weapons and ammu­ni­tion and detained sev­er­al sus­pects while search­ing for a Haqqani leader. The leader con­structs road­side bombs and dis­trib­utes weapons to insur­gents in the Bak and Ter­ayzai dis­tricts.

— In the Nahr‑e Saraj dis­trict of Hel­mand province, an Afghan-led and coali­tion-sup­port­ed force cap­tured a Tal­iban facil­i­ta­tor and detained a sus­pect­ed insur­gent. The leader con­duct­ed direct-fire attacks in the Nahr‑e Saraj dis­trict and dis­trib­uted ammu­ni­tion and bomb-mak­ing mate­ri­als to insur­gent fight­ers through­out Hel­mand province.

— Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, com­man­der of the Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force, con­demned a sui­cide car bomb attack in Helmand’s Lashkar Gah dis­trict that report­ed­ly killed four inno­cent civil­ians and injured at least 30 oth­ers.

“On behalf of the entire ISAF coali­tion of 50 nations, I extend our deep­est con­do­lences to the fam­i­lies and loved ones of the vic­tims of today’s attack,” Allen said.

ISAF will con­tin­ue to work along­side our Afghan Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Force part­ners to pres­sure the insur­gency to end these acts of ter­ror, and to sup­port the devel­op­ment of an increased secu­ri­ty envi­ron­ment to pro­mote peace in Afghanistan,” he said. “This is what the Afghan peo­ple want and deserve.”

In oper­a­tions yes­ter­day:

— In the Cha­har Darah dis­trict of Kun­duz province, an Afghan-led and coali­tion-sup­port­ed secu­ri­ty force detained sev­er­al sus­pects and seized a pre­pared sui­cide impro­vised explo­sive device vest and about 4.4 pounds of home­made explo­sives dur­ing a search for insur­gent sui­cide bombers. The tar­gets were sus­pect­ed of plan­ning attacks against Afghan and coali­tion forces through­out the Cha­har Darah dis­trict.

— A com­bined patrol dis­cov­ered about 440 pounds of mar­i­jua­na seeds in the Pan­jwa’i dis­trict of Kan­da­har province.

Source:
Com­piled from Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Releas­es

Team GlobDef

Team GlobDef

Seit 2001 ist GlobalDefence.net im Internet unterwegs, um mit eigenen Analysen, interessanten Kooperationen und umfassenden Informationen für einen spannenden Überblick der Weltlage zu sorgen. GlobalDefenc.net war dabei die erste deutschsprachige Internetseite, die mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheitspolitik außerhalb von Hochschulen oder Instituten aufgetreten ist.

Alle Beiträge ansehen von Team GlobDef →