Afghan, coalition forces clear more Haqqani leadership out of Khost
Afghan and coalition security forces captured another Haqqani Network facilitator responsible for the movement of weapons and ammunition for local insurgent groups during an operation in Khost province yesterday.
He also led an assassination squad responsible for the kidnapping and killing of important individuals in villages throughout Sabari District.
Intelligence tips led the security force to a compound in Sabari District to search for the facilitator, who also conducts attacks against coalition forces. Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully before the joint security force cleared the compound, finding multiple weapons and bags of ammunition.
Initial questioning at the scene helped identify the facilitator, who was detained along with two of his associates. He is the 10th Haqqani leader captured in the province in the last two weeks.
The assault force did not fire their weapons and they ensured the safety of the women and children for the duration of the search.
Article by ISAF Joint Command