Afghan, coalition forces detain Taliban leaders in Paktiya
Afghan and coalition forces detained several Taliban leaders in Paktiya province along with one suspected insurgent during a security operation in the province yesterday.
The targeted Taliban leader for Gardez district had direct contact with other Taliban leaders in the area. He had taken over a planning role for upcoming insurgent operations due to the detainment of other Taliban leaders in the area.
Security forces followed leads to a targeted location in the district, where Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit out of the buildings peacefully before conducting a search. The security team detained the targeted Taliban leader based on initial questioning at the scene along with two other Taliban leaders and one suspected insurgent.
The second detained leader is a Taliban facilitator in direct contact with other Taliban leaders discussing current attack planning against Afghan and coalition forces.
The third detained leader is a Taliban facilitator in direct contact with other Taliban leaders and provided financial support to the Taliban insurgency through narcotics trafficking.
No women or children were injured or detained during this operation and the security force conducted the operation without firing their weapons.
Article by ISAF Joint Command