ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 03 December 2012

UNCLASSIFIED

2012-12-S-004
For Immediate Release

ISAF Joint Command operational update

KABUL, Afghanistan (Dec 3) – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested the senior Taliban leader for eastern Chimtal district, Balkh province, today.

The leader planned and conducted numerous attacks, including improvised explosive device attacks, against Afghan and coalition forces and provided direct support to other senior Taliban leaders in the province.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

North

Afghan and coalition forces confirmed today that a local Taliban leader was arrested during a security operation in Sar-e Pul district, Sar-e Pul province, Saturday. The detained Taliban leader was responsible for planning and conducting improvised explosive device attacks throughout Sar-e Pul province, and provided direct assistance to senior Taliban leaders in the province.

South

In Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province, today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a local Taliban leader who organized attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in eastern Shah Wali Kot district. He also facilitated the movement of Taliban fighters, weapons and ammunition within the district. During the operation, the security force also detained one suspected insurgent and seized several weapons.

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a local Taliban leader during an operation in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, today. The leader controlled insurgents operating in the district and facilitated the movement of weapons to insurgents in the area.  He was also responsible for executing both direct fire and improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.  During the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents.

East

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader today during an operation in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province. The leader controlled a group of insurgents, and facilitated the acquisition and movement of weapons and ammunition in central Pul-e ‘Alam and eastern Baraki Barak districts.

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