Haqqani Network facilitator capture in Khost confirmed
The International Security Assistance Force confirmed the capture of a Haqqani facilitator who operates in the Musa Khel District of Khost province. Afghan and coalition forces captured the commander during an overnight operation in Khost province, Tuesday.
Afghan and coalition forces targeted a compound in a small village in Sabari District to search for the commander. Afghan and coalition forces used a loudspeaker to call for all occupants to exit the compound peacefully and then secured the area.
After initial questioning at the scene, the security force detained the facilitator along with six of his associates. The security force found multiple weapons, magazines and a grenade at the scene.
"Facilitators enable insurgent attacks to occur, and these operations take out a key element of the attack chain, creating the time and space necessary to establish governance and stability, said U.S. Army Col. Rafael Torres, ISAF Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center director."
The security force did not fire their weapons and they protected the women and children for the duration of the search.
Article by ISAF Joint Command