War on Terrorism

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Combined Force Arrests Taliban Weapons Facilitator

From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2012 – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban weapons facilitator in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province today, military officials reported.

The arrested facilitator is alleged to have supplied weapons, ammunition and improvised explosive devices to insurgents throughout Kandahar province, officials said.

The security force also seized an assault rifle and assorted ammunition during the operation.
In other Afghanistan operations today:
-- A combined force arrested a Haqqani senior leader in Khost province. The arrested leader is believed to have facilitated the movement of insurgents and directed IED emplacements for attacks on Afghan and coalition forces. The security force also detained one other suspected insurgent.
-- In Logar province, a combined force arrested a Haqqani leader and weapons facilitator. The arrested leader is alleged to have organized the acquisition and transfer of weapons to insurgents for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the province.
In operations yesterday:
-- A combined force killed a number of heavily-armed insurgents in Ghazni province. The security force observed the armed insurgents firing several heavy weapons toward the Khugyani District Center. The security force engaged the insurgents, killing them.
-- A combined force killed an insurgent in Nangarhar province.

And on Nov. 18, combined forces in Helmand province arrested a Taliban IED facilitator and seized 20 pounds of illegal narcotics. The arrested facilitator is believed responsible for the storage and shipment of homemade explosives and IED-making materials from across the Afghan border into central Helmand.

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