Forces conduct precision air strikes against Taliban IED operative
Coalition forces conducted precision air strikes in Baghlan province Sunday targeting the senior Taliban military leader for Dahanah-ye Ghori and Pul-e Khumri districts.
The leader plants improvised explosive devices, and supplies financing, weapons and ammunition to Taliban leadership operating in the area. He also plans attacks on checkpoints between Baghlan-e Jadid and Pul-e Khumri districts.
Intelligence tracked a group of armed insurgents to a remote area of Dahanah-ye Ghori district. After confirmation of insurgent activity and careful planning to ensure no civilians were present, coalition forces conducted the precision air strikes on the group.
The strikes reportedly killed more than 10 insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons, but Afghan and coalition forces were unable to conduct a ground assessment. The International Security Assistance Force is still gathering information to confirm the reports and to determine if the targeted individual was among those killed in the strike.
Article by ISAF Joint Command