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JOINT OPERATION LEAVES 17 INSURGENTS DEAD

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ISAF Captures More Insurgent Leaders and Facilitators
By Harold Hutchison

A joint ISAF-ANA operation in Paktiya province left 17 insurgents dead. The operation in the province’s Bernal district also resulted in the capture of one other insurgent, who was taken in for questioning. ISAF also reported that during operations over the last three days, two Taliban facilitators, a senior Taliban leader, and a Haqqani Network leader were captured.

ISAF’s Regional Command East reported that forces under its command killed 32 insurgents (including the 17 killed in the operation in Paktyia), captured 18 more, disarmed 21 improvised explosive devices, and located one weapons cache.