ISAF Joint Command morning operational update
A combined Afghan and coalition force killed an armed individual while targeting a Taliban facilitator during a security operation in Chak-e Wardak district, Wardak province, yesterday.
The facilitator is responsible for distributing weapons and ammunition to Taliban members for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He maintains coordination with other senior Taliban leaders.
While preparing to leave the target area, they noticed an armed individual attempting to evade. While pursuing the individual in an effort to detain him, the man attempted to fire his weapon at the security force. Security forces engaged the individual, killing him.
Security forces ensured the safety of all women and children during the operation, and initial reports indicated no civilians were harmed.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition force detained two suspected insurgents while searching for a Taliban facilitator in Shah Joy district, Zabul province, yesterday. The facilitator is responsible for the movement, distribution and emplacement of IEDs targeting coalition forces along Highway 1. He has attempted to conduct explosive-device attacks and reconnaissance on coalition forces in the Shah Joy and Gelan district, Ghazni province.
The combined force targeted a compound in the district based on numerous intelligence sources. After containing and securing the area, the security force interviewed residents and detained two suspected insurgents for further questioning. There were no shots fired during the operation.
Combined Afghan and coalition forces detained several Haqqani network facilitators and several suspected insurgents during security operations in Sabari district, Khost province, yesterday. The facilitators included an explosives instructor for the network, IED emplacer and Hezb-E Islami Gulbuddin leader.
The combined security forces targeted three compounds based on numerous intelligence reports of insurgent activity in the area. Security forces secured and cleared the targeted compounds while ensuring the safety of women and children.
At all three locations, security forces interviewed local residents before detaining the facilitators. Security forces also detained four suspected Haqqani insurgents for more questioning. Three AK-47s, a shotgun, a rifle, a pistol and IED materials were also discovered during the search. There were no shots fired at any of the locations.
An Afghan and coalition force captured a Taliban facilitator during a security operation in Baraki Barak district, Logar province, yesterday. The facilitator is responsible for the acquisition and distribution of weapons and supplies to subordinate Taliban fighters.
The combined force was led to a compound in the district based on multiple intelligence sources and tips from citizens. While ensuring the safety of women and children, security forces secured and cleared the compound. The force identified and detained the Taliban insurgent after interviewing the local residents.
In Nangarhar province yesterday, a combined Afghan and coalition forces detained several suspected insurgents while searching for an al-Qaida leader during a security operation in Beshud district. The leader, who operates for Al Qaeda and the Taliban, works primarily in eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan. He assists the insurgent networks with the acquisition, movement and employment of weapons and fighters in the Kunar region.
Based on multiple intelligence tips, the combined force searched a compound suspected of insurgent activity in the area. The force isolated the area, before calling all occupants to exit the compound peacefully. After ensuring the safety of the women and children, the combined force commenced their search and interviewed local residents. Several suspected insurgents were detained for further questioning. No shots were fired during the operation.
A combined Afghan and coalition force detained a Taliban facilitator and one suspected insurgent during a security operation in Chak-e Wardak district, Wardak province, yesterday. The facilitator provided weapons and reconnaissance of coalition force movement to Taliban within the district. He also coordinated attacks against local Afghan civilians with Chak-e Wardak-based Taliban cells.
Intelligence tips led the combined security force to a compound in the district. The force isolated the compound and after securing the area, they interviewed residents. The Taliban facilitator and suspected insurgent was identified and detained for further questioning. The force ensured the safety of the women and children, and no shots were fired during the operation.
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