Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Troops Capture Haqqani Network Leader
From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release
KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 30, 2011 – A Haqqani network leader was captured by a combined Afghan and coalition security force in the Pul-e ‘Alam district of Afghanistan’s Logar province today, military officials reported.
The leader conducted attacks against coalition forces and distributed weapons throughout the area, officials said.
In other Afghanistan operations today:
-- In the Kandahar district of Kandahar province, a combined force detained multiple suspects during a search for a Taliban leader who directs attacks against Afghan forces and distributes explosives to insurgents in the province.
-- A combined force detained several suspects while searching for a Taliban member in Kandahar’s Shah Wali Kot district. The man is known to move heavy weaponry for insurgents throughout the province.
-- A combined force detained several suspects while searching for a Taliban member who coordinates insurgents in the Marjah district of Helmand province.
-- A combined force captured a Taliban facilitator in the Chak-e Wardak district of Wardak province. The security force also seized weapons and detained three suspects during the operation.
-- A combined force detained two suspects while searching for a Taliban leader in the Ghazni district of Ghazni province. The leader directs attacks against Afghan forces.
-- In the Sabari district of Khost province, a combined force captured a Haqqani leader and detained two suspects. The leader coordinated attacks against Afghan forces.
In Afghanistan operations yesterday:
-- A coalition force seized a weapons cache containing a machine gun, an assault rifle, about 154 pounds of homemade explosives, detonation cord and improvised explosive device-making components in Helmand’s Sangin district.
-- In Kandahar’s Maiwand district, a combined force discovered a drug cache containing about 165 pounds of hashish.