Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases
WASHINGTON, July 27, 2012 – A coalition airstrike killed two enemy fighters
during a search for an al-Qaida-associated insurgent leader in the Gelan
district of Afghanistan’s Ghazni province today, military officials
The insurgent leader is responsible for planning insurgent attacks throughout
the province, officials said.
After the airstrike, the security force conducted a follow-on assessment of
the area and seized several mortar rounds and explosive materials, officials
said, noting no civilians had been injured during the operation.
In other operations today:
-- A combined force detained numerous suspects during a search for a Taliban
leader in the Musa Qal’ah district of Helmand province. The sought-after
insurgent leader provides supplies to enemy fighters throughout northern Helmand
province, and conducts attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout
-- In the Khugyani district of Nangarhar province, a combined force detained
two suspects during an operation to arrest a Taliban explosives expert. The
explosives expert manufactures and supplies insurgents with improvised explosive
devices used to attack Afghan and coalition forces throughout eastern
In July 26 operations:
-- A coalition force discovered a drug cache containing 18,181 pounds of
hashish seed and 193 pounds of processed hashish in the Deh Rawud district of
Uruzgan province. The seeds and drugs were destroyed.
-- A combined force seized homemade explosives used for making IEDs in Ghazni
province’s Ghazni district.
-- In Ghazni province, a combined force found and cleared one IED in the
Gelan district and another in the Qarah Bagh district.
-- In Khowst province, a combined force detained an insurgent while
investigating a weapons cache in the Sabari district. The cache contained small
arms and ammunition, a grenade, and spotting scopes.
-- A combined force detained two insurgents in Khowst province’s Nadir Shah
-- In Kunar province, a combined force killed an insurgent in the Nari
-- A combined force detained an insurgent in Logar province’s Pul-E Alam
-- In Nangarhar province, a combined force found and cleared one IED in the
Bati Kot district and another in the Nazyan district.
-- A combined force found and cleared an IED in Paktika province’s Orgun