Forces Detain Insurgents in Afghanistan Operations

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 — Afghan and coali­tion forces detained at least 15 sus­pect­ed insur­gents, includ­ing sev­er­al Tal­iban lead­ers and for­eign fight­ers, in oper­a­tions yes­ter­day through­out Afghanistan, mil­i­tary offi­cials report­ed.

— In the Shol­gar­ah dis­trict of Balkh province, troops cap­tured an Islam­ic Move­ment of Uzbek­istan ter­ror­ist leader and three asso­ciates for alleged involve­ment in train­ing camps and traf­fick­ing for­eign fight­ers, as well as launch­ing attacks on secu­ri­ty forces. 

— Afghan and coali­tion forces in Kan­da­har province’s Gho­rak dis­trict detained five sus­pect­ed insur­gents, includ­ing a Tal­iban leader respon­si­ble for procur­ing and dis­trib­ut­ing bomb-mak­ing mate­ri­als through­out Hel­mand and Kan­da­har provinces. 

— Secu­ri­ty forces oper­at­ing in Kan­da­har province’s Daman dis­trict cap­tured two sus­pect­ed insur­gents and a Tal­iban weapons traf­fick­er who’s linked to attacks on secu­ri­ty forces and inno­cent civilians. 

— In Khost province’s Bak dis­trict, troops cap­tured a Haqqani net­work ter­ror­ist respon­si­ble for traf­fick­ing weapons and par­tic­i­pat­ing in attacks on secu­ri­ty forces. 

— Forces cap­tured anoth­er Haqqani net­work ter­ror­ist in Khost province’s Sabari dis­trict. The ter­ror­ist is respon­si­ble for lead­ing and coor­di­nat­ing attacks against secu­ri­ty forces. Sev­er­al oth­er sus­pect­ed insur­gents were detained dur­ing the operation. 

Com­piled from Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Releases 

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