ISAF confirms capture of Taliban leader, IED expert
The International Security Assistance Force confirmed the capture of an active Taliban leader during an operation in Baraki Barak district of Logar province Nov. 20.
The leader is a weapons and improvised explosive device expert responsible for indiscriminate IED and small arms fire attacks on coalition forces in the district.
Based on intelligence sources, coalition forces tracked a group of insurgents to a remote area in Baraki Barak district. After careful planning to avoid civilian causalities, coalition forces conducted an air strike, killing one insurgent.
A follow-on ground force discovered additional wounded insurgents at the scene. The security force provided immediate medical attention before detaining them along with one other insurgent. The security force later determined the targeted individual was among the detained.
Article by ISAF Joint Command