ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 05 December 2012

UNCLASSIFIED

2012-12-S-007
For Immediate Release

ISAF Joint Command operational update

KABUL, Afghanistan (Dec 5) – An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in Watahpur district, Kunar province, yesterday that resulted in the death of the insurgent leader, Mohammed Yar Gul, and two other insurgents.

Mohammed Yar Gul coordinated the movement of insurgent fighters throughout Kunar province.  He was directly involved in suicide attack operations in the region and planned and conducted improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Watahpur.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

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Yesterday, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in Mazar-e Sharif district, Balkh province that resulted in the death of Nasrullah, a district-level Taliban leader in Chahar Bolak district, Balkh province.  Nasrullah, also known as Hijran, directed and coordinated insurgent attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Chahar Bolak. During the operation, the combined security force killed one other insurgent and seized a large quantity of improvised explosive device material.

An Afghan and coalition security force detained an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan facilitator during an operation in Kunduz district, Kunduz province, yesterday. The facilitator oversaw the transfer of improvised explosive device materials to insurgents, and directed the emplacement of IEDs against Afghan and coalition forces. The security force also detained one suspected insurgent as a result of the operation.

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