ANA, coalition forces detain Taliban leader
Afghan National Army and coalition forces detained a Taliban deputy shadow governor in Kandahar province recently.
The ANA partnered with the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop of 1- 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) to detain the deputy shadow governor of Zharay District.
He is a high-level Taliban leader associated with improvised explosive devices facilitation, foreign fighter transport and attacks against coalition forces.
The shadow governor's detention was possible through the amazing efforts of the ANA soldiers on the ground and reporting from Taliban informants, according to Army Capt. Matthew Crawford, the intelligence officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Battalion, 75th Cavalry Regiment.
The loss of the shadow governor will have a significant impact on high level Taliban planning and disrupt their operations in Zharay, said Crawford.
Article by ISAF Joint Command