A combined Afghan and coalition force captured a Haqqani Network facilitator during a security operation in Bak district, Khost province, yesterday.
The facilitator was responsible for the acquisition and supply of weapons, ammunition and homemade bomb materials for attacks against coalition forces. Specifically, he was involved in supplying detonators and rocket propelled grenades for use in the production of homemade bombs.
Intelligence reports led the combined security force to search a compound in the district. The security force secured and cleared the area and conducted their search. While conducting the search, the force identified and detained the Haqqani facilitator, along with one individual with suspected links to the Haqqani network.
The security force ensured the safety of the women and children throughout the search and no shots were fired.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
ISAF today confirmed Mullah Abdul Fatah Haqqani was killed during an airstrike in Burkah district, Baghlan province, yesterday. Haqqani supported both the Taliban and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan networks by commanding and controlling foreign fighter facilitation and insurgent training for Baghlan province. He was responsible for overseeing the purchase of weapons and explosive devices for Taliban insurgents, supporting numerous attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the area.
A combined Afghan and coalition force detained one suspected insurgent during a clearing operation in Ghormach district, Faryab province, yesterday. The security force targeted a Taliban safe haven in Jar-e-syah village that is known to be associated with insurgent activity. The area has historically been associated with the senior leader and head of the Taliban shura council in Ghormach.
While clearing multiple locations, the joint security force detained an individual with suspected ties to insurgent activity. The joint security force destroyed multiple weapons. Initial reports indicate no civilians were harmed during the operation.
A combined Afghan and coalition force captured two Taliban leaders during a security operation in Zharay district, Kandahar province, yesterday. One of the leaders coordinated the facilitation of homemade bomb materials for attacks on Afghan and coalition forces. He also conducted reconnaissance and provided early warning for his insurgent network. The other leader, who operated in the Maiwand district, Kandahar province, prepared and conducted attacks against Afghan National Army and coalition forces in the area.
The combined security force targeted the compound based on intelligence tips of suspected insurgent activity in the area. The security force isolated the compound and called all occupants to exit the premises. After ensuring the safety of the women and children, the force commenced their search. As a result of interviews with residents, the security force identified and detained both leaders, along with one of their associates for further questioning.
In Charkh district, Logar province, a combined Afghan and coalition force detained several suspected insurgents while searching for a Taliban leader during a security operation, yesterday. The leader oversees the coordination, execution and training of subordinates to conduct attacks against coalition forces.
The combined force conducted a search of a compound in Charkh based on multiple intelligence reports of insurgent activity in the area. The security force isolated the compound and then called for all occupants to exit the buildings. After ensuring the safety of the women and children, they conducted their search. Several individuals with suspected ties to Taliban activity were detained for further questioning. No shots were fired during the operation.