Combined Force Detains Several Suspected Insurgents
Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases
WASHINGTON, Jul. 19, 2012 An Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents during an operation to detain a Taliban leader in the Andar district of Afghanistan’s Ghazni province today, military officials reported.
The sought-after leader controls several insurgents and directs improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the district, officials said.
In other operations today:
-- International Security Assistance Force officials confirmed that none of the 24 civilian fuel trucks destroyed July 18 in a parking area in the Khuram wa Sar Bagh district of Samangan province had been contracted by ISAF. The trucks were destroyed by a fire that was ignited when one of trucks was intentionally blown up. The incident is being investigated by the Afghan National Police.
-- In the Nawah-ye Barakzai district of Helmand province, a combined force detained several suspects during a search for a Taliban leader. The insurgent leader acquires explosives and weapons for insurgents and directs attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
In July 18 operations:
-- A combined force killed two insurgents in Ghazni province’s Rashidan district.
-- A combined force killed two insurgents in Ghazni province’s Ajristan district.
-- A coalition airstrike killed an insurgent in Kapisa province’s Tagab district.
-- A coalition airstrike killed an insurgent in Kunar province’s Watahpur district.
-- A combined force found and cleared an IED in Paktika province’s Yahya Khel district.
-- A combined force operating in Paktika province detained six suspects in the Orgun district.
-- A combined force found and cleared an IED in Paktiya province’s Zurmat district.