Compiled from International Security Assistance Force and ISAF Joint Command News Releases
Troops spotted several insurgents setting up an enemy fighter position and requested close-air support to disrupt their activities.
In other operations yesterday throughout
-- Security forces killed one insurgent and detained several other suspects while searching for a senior Taliban leader in Sar-e Pul province’s
district. The Taliban leader is linked to trafficking foreign fighters and training suicide bombers in camps in northern Sayyad Valley . Afghanistan
-- Forces captured numerous insurgents while searching for a Taliban leader responsible for trade and smuggling operations in
Helmand province’s Kajaki district.
-- In Zabul province’s Qalat district, troops detained several suspected insurgents while searching for a Taliban leader associated with weapons trafficking and foreign fighter camps. The Taliban leader is suspected of giving financial and logistical support to insurgents.
-- Afghan and coalition troops in Khost province’s Bak district captured a Haqqani network terrorist leader and two other insurgents suspected in bombing attacks in the area.
-- In Wardak province’s Nerkh district, troops detained two suspected insurgents while targeting a Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin terrorist group leader responsible for at least 20 fighters in the area.
In operations March 16:
-- Security forces killed several armed insurgents and wounded another who ambushed their patrol in Kunar province’s Shigal wa Sheltan district. Troops used close-air support to repel the attack.
-- Forces found several weapons and drug stockpiles throughout
. They seized 6,600 pounds of hashish, 1,540 pounds of opium, eight land mines, an assault rifle, a rocket-propelled grenade, a rocket-propelled grenade booster, plastic explosives and assorted bomb-making materials. Afghanistan