The International Security Assistance Force confirmed two Taliban leaders were detained and Noorani Sahib, a Taliban leader was killed during Afghan and coalition forces operations in Kandahar, Nimroz and Zabul provinces Jan. 23, 25 and yesterday respectively.
In Kandahar province, security forces detained a Taliban leader who was responsible for planning and executing attacks against coalition forces. He was associated with other Taliban leaders in the province, including the Spin Boldak district Taliban leader. Recent reporting indicates he had Taliban insurgents place improvised explosive devices for future attacks.
In Nimroz province, the security forces detained a Taliban leader who operated out of Khash Rod district where he was responsible for the distribution and transfer of weapons and explosives in the province. He also had knowledge of and aids in development of Taliban plans to attack coalition forces in the area. He and fellow Taliban insurgents planned a vehicle-borne IED attack on coalition forces in the area according to recent reporting.
Noorani Sahib was a Taliban leader responsible for improvised explosive device and direct-fire attacks, kidnappings and assassinations along Highway 1. He operated primarily in Zabul province’s Tarnek wa Jaldak district and was directly involved with other Taliban leaders. Recent intelligence reports indicated he was planning multiple attacks against both local Afghans and coalition forces.
Article by ISAF Joint Command