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ISAF Nabs Taliban Leader, Facilitators
By Harold Hutchison

ISAF captured a Taliban leader and two Taliban facilitators during the same operation in Wardak province.

The Taliban leader was involved in planning and directing a number of high-profile attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, and his track record included kidnapping and assassination attempts against government officials, past attempts to destabilize Afghan elections, and recruitment of insider threat agents. The two Taliban facilitators captured during the operation also specialized in high-profile attacks.

ISAF also reported the capture of a facilitator that worked for both the Taliban and Haqqani networks in Paktiya province.

ISAF’s Regional Command East reported that three more IEDs were cleared, pushing the total to at least 25 over the last week, while also reporting that five insurgents were killed during operations.