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Coalition Troops Detain Taliban Leader in Afghanistan

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2008 – Coalition forces in Afghanistan detained a Taliban commander and another suspected terrorist during operations in Zabul province April 15, military officials reported.

The detained terrorist is linked to illegal financial, foreign-fighter and roadside-bomb operations in the province’s Qalat district, officials said. Another suspected terrorist also was detained.

In other news, Afghan army commandos assisted by coalition forces captured a suspected Taliban leader in Khowst province April 14. The detainee is suspected of being a Taliban operative responsible for attacks against Afghan security forces.

The detainee also is suspected of providing housing and intelligence for suicide bombers. Afghan citizens tipped off coalition forces through a program that offers financial compensation for information leading to the capture of terrorists and other criminals or the recovery of weapons.

(Compiled from Combined Joint Task Force 101 news releases.)

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