Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2013 – A combined Afghan and coalition
security force arrested two extremists during a search for a Taliban
leader in the Sar-e Pul district of Afghanistan’s Sar-e Pul province
yesterday, military officials reported.
The Taliban leader oversees a group responsible for attacks against
Afghan and coalition forces, facilitates the movement of weapons
throughout northern Afghanistan and collects illegal taxes from
civilians to fund extremist activities.
In June 15 Afghanistan operations:
-- A combined force in Logar province’s Muhammad Aghah district killed
five extremists and wounded another during a search for a senior Taliban
leader who plans, enables and executes attacks against Afghan and
coalition forces. He also facilitates the movement of improvised
explosive device materials, weapons and equipment and supplies
extremists with suicide bombs.
-- In Paktia province’s Sayyid
Karam district, a combined force killed four extremists and wounded
another during a search for a senior Haqqani network leader who commands
extremist cells that attack Afghan and coalition forces. He also
facilitates the movement of fighters within Paktia and Khost provinces
and coordinates directly with senior Taliban leadership.
combined force in Logar province’s Muhammad Aghah district killed two
extremists during a search for a Haqqani network leader who oversees
ambushes and complex attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He
procures IED components, builds IEDs and trains extremists in their use.
He also plans suicide IED attacks against Afghan government officials
and facilitates the distribution of mines, IEDs, and weapons to
-- Afghan local and uniformed police found and
neutralized an IED in Logar province’s Baraki Barak district. The
national security directorate received a tip about a possible IED and
passed the information to the district police chief, who assembled a
patrol that found and neutralized the IED after ensuring the safety of
-- A combined force in Paktia province’s Sayyid
Karam district killed an extremist and wounded two others during a
search for a Haqqani network leader who oversees an IED network.
In June 14 operations:
-- Afghan local police found and destroyed six IEDs in Kandahar
province’s Panjw’i district while patrolling around a newly established
-- Afghan special forces soldiers, advised by
coalition forces, detained three enemy fighters in Farah province’s Bala
Boluk district during an operation designed to disrupt Taliban