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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

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A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained numerous suspected Taliban insurgents during an overnight security operation in Sabari District, Khost province, yesterday.

The individuals were detained while the Afghan-led security force was searching for a senior Haqqani network leader who conducts roadside bomb attacks throughout Sabari.

The security force searched a compound when they discovered the individuals. The force decided to apprehend the men after initial questioning. They were taken for further questioning.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during a security operation in Marjah District, Helmand province, yesterday. The leader directed a cell of Taliban fighters in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

The Afghan-led security force tracked the leader to his compound following several intelligence tips. They searched his compound and conducted interviews with residents. After the interviews, the force detained the leader and a suspected associate.

Article by ISAF Joint Command