KABUL, Afghanistan (August 3, 2012) – Two
insurgent commanders were captured during two separate Afghan-led security
operations on July 31 in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan.
Shah Wali commanded nearly 30 insurgents and is a key member of the Improvised
Explosive Device (IED) supply and facilitation network in Tarin Kot district.
Taliban commander has been known to lead several significant attacks against Afghan National
Police checkpoints in Uruzgan’s west.
Zadar led a cell of up to 30 insurgents known to be responsible for attacking Afghan National
Security Force checkpoints and placing IEDs in the Deh Rafshan area of Uruzgan
operations that led to the capture of the two insurgent commanders
demonstrate the evolving abilities of the National Directorate of
Uruzgan and the Afghan National Security Forces.
In other International Security
Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban
financier in Zurmat district, Paktiya province, today.
financier extorted money and supplies from local villagers to fund Taliban
operations, as well as directing improvised explosive device attacks throughout
financier also enforced Taliban law, using threats of violence to intimidate
As a result
of this operation, the security force also detained five suspected insurgents
and seized multiple firearms.
and coalition security force killed multiple armed insurgents during an
operation in Jani Khel district, Paktiya province, today.
operation, the security force positively identified a group of insurgents armed
with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades. After ensuring no civilians
were in the vicinity, the security force engaged the armed insurgents with a
precision airstrike, killing six.
post-strike assessment determined no civilians were harmed and no civilian
property was damaged during the operation.
An Afghan and coalition security
force detained two suspected insurgents during an operation to arrest a Taliban
leader in Chimtal district, Balkh province, today. The Taliban leader is
responsible for insurgent activity in eastern Chimtal, including multiple
attacks using small arms, indirect fire and improvised explosive devices
against Afghan and coalition forces.
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