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Afghan, Coalition Forces Arrest Haqqani Leader

From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2012 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force arrested a local Haqqani leader in the Sabari district of Afghanistan’s Khost province today, military officials reported.

The detained Haqqani leader was in charge of the acquisition and distribution of weapons and ammunition to insurgents operating throughout Khost province, officials said.

The security force also detained several suspected insurgents and seized a number of weapons and grenades.

In operations yesterday:

-- A combined force killed two insurgents and detained one suspect during a search for a senior Taliban leader in the Sar-e Pul district of Sar-e Pul province. The sought-after Taliban leader controls Taliban insurgents operating in Jowzjan and Sar-e Pul provinces, and is thought to be responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in both provinces.

In operations Nov. 25:

-- In Wardak province’s Jaghatu district, a combined force killed the insurgent leader Zubayr, who’d supplied weapons to fighters operating throughout the district. One other insurgent was killed during the operation.

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