War on Terrorism

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Coalition Troops Detain Taliban Leader in Afghanistan

American Forces Press Service

April 17, 2008 - Coalition forces in Afghanistan detained a Taliban commander and another suspected
terrorist during operations in Zabul province April 15, military officials reported. The detained terrorist is linked to illegal financial, foreign-fighter and roadside-bomb operations in the province's Qalat district, officials said. Another suspected terrorist also was detained.

In other news, Afghan
army commandos assisted by coalition forces captured a suspected Taliban leader in Khowst province April 14. The detainee is suspected of being a Taliban operative responsible for attacks against Afghan security forces.

The detainee also is suspected of providing housing and intelligence for suicide bombers. Afghan citizens tipped off coalition forces through a program that offers financial compensation for information leading to the capture of
terrorists and other criminal or the recovery of weapons.

(Compiled from Combined Joint Task Force 101 news releases.)

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