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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

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A Taliban leader was captured by a combined Afghan and coalition security force during an operation in Marjah district, Helmand province, yesterday.

The leader was involved in narcotics trafficking, financed roadside bombs and coordinated direct fire attacks in Helmand province.

Additional suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

North

A combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban facilitator in Kunduz district, Kunduz province, yesterday. The facilitator distributes roadside bombs and directs attacks against Afghan forces. Two suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.

South

A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during an operation in Dand district, Kandahar province, yesterday. The leader distributed roadside bombs for use in attacks throughout the area. The security force detained additional suspected insurgents during the operation.

East

A combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a cache and detained multiple suspected insurgents during an operation in Dilah district, Paktika province, yesterday. The cache consisted of 50 blasting caps, a six ounce bottle high explosive material, one RPG container, one video camera, six video tapes, wiring and a hand-held radio. The combined security force secured all materials on a base to be used as evidence. Neither the security force nor Afghan civilians were injured.

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