ISAF Joint Command morning operational update
An Afghan and coalition security force conducted a operation, in Charkh district, Logar province, Thursday.
The target of the operation was Maulawi Sadiq, a Taliban leader and explosives expert who coordinated the movement of insurgents, provided explosive materials and training to insurgents, and planned attacks against Afghan and Coalition forces in the region.
During the operation, the Afghan and coalition security force requested a precision airstrike. After the strike, the security force conducted a follow-on assessment and confirmed Sadiq had been killed.
The precision airstrike did not harm any civilians and did not damage any civilian property.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban leader in Kandahar district, Kandahar province, today. The leader conducts direct fire and improvised explosive device attacks throughout the district. The security force detained several suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.
An Afghan and coalition security force apprehended a Haqqani leader in Sabari district, Khost province, today. The detained leader built improvised explosive devices, purchased weapons, and coordinated attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the region.
In Khugyani district, Nangarhar province an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban leader, today. The leader is responsible for the movement of weapons and personnel throughout the region, and coordinates attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. The security force detained numerous suspected insurgents and seized multiple AK-47s, shotguns and illegal narcotics during the operation.
Article by ISAF Joint Command