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Afghan, Coalition Forces Nab 11 Suspected Insurgents

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2007 – Afghan troops advised by coalition forces detained 11 suspected insurgents during operations today in Ghazni and Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Afghan and coalition forces detained four suspects in a compound that suspected insurgent leaders had occupied in Ghazni province, military officials reported.

In another operation today, Afghan and coalition forces detained seven suspected insurgents in a compound south of Kandahar City. One of the detainees is suspected of being a major Taliban improvised-explosive-device facilitator.

“Afghan national security forces were again successful in disrupting senior-level collaborators who bring violence and instability to innocent Afghans,” said Army Capt. Vanessa R. Bowman, a Combined Joint Task Force 82 spokeswoman. “Operations like this morning’s show that insurgent extremist fighters cannot escape the reach of the government.”

(Compiled from Combined Joint Task Force 82 news releases.)

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