ISAF Joint Command morning operational update - March 3, 2012
For Immediate Release
KABUL, Afghanistan (Mar. 03) â€“
A combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache
and detained several suspects during an operation in Marjah district,
Helmand province, Thursday.
The cache consisted of
approximately 4,732 pounds (2,151 kilograms) of opium and approximately
53 pounds (24 kilograms) of heroin.
Security forces detained
several suspects and destroyed a majority of the drugs on site without
incident. The remaining drugs were confiscated to be used as evidence.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during an
operation in Chahar Darah district, Kunduz province, today. The leader
directed the emplacement of roadside bombs and provided weapons and
funds to the insurgents in the area.
district, Kandahar province, Afghan and coalition security forces
conducted an operation in search of a Taliban leader today. The leader
helps coordinate insurgent activities and provides logistical support to
the Taliban between Kandahar City and the Herat area. The security
force detained several suspected insurgents as a result of the
A Combined Afghan and coalition security
force captured an insurgent commander and two other suspected insurgents
during an operation in Tarin Kot district, Uruzgan province, Thursday.
One insurgent was an active commander and direct subordinate of a senior
insurgent leader. He directed local-level insurgent operations and
improvised explosive device attacks on coalition forces. He is also a
known weapons dealer.
The insurgent commander and the two
suspected insurgents were taken for further questioning and processing.
No civilians were harmed during the conduct of this operation.
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