Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases
WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 - An Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban leader in the Nad 'Ali district of Helmand province today, military officials reported.
The insurgent leader was responsible for sniper and improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the region, officials said. He also provided support to insurgents in the province and delivered small-arms and vehicles for use in attacks.
The security force also detained multiple suspected insurgents.
-- An Afghan-led, coalition-supported force detained multiple suspects while
searching for a Taliban leader in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.
The Taliban leader is responsible for directing and participating in IED and
direct-fire attacks against coalition forces in Kandahar and Helmand
In June 18 operations:
-- In the Shahr-e-Buzurg district of Badakhshan province, a combined force called in an airstrike that killed an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader. No civilian property was damaged and no civilians were harmed during the operation.
-- A combined force detained several suspects and seized multiple small-arms and ammunition in the Yaftal-e Sufla district of Badakhshan province.
-- A combined force killed four insurgents during a search for a Haqqani explosives expert in the Mota Khan district of Paktika province. The force also detained one suspect and seized multiple assault rifles, grenades and a suicide vest.
In June 17 operations:
-- A combined force called in an airstrike that killed several Taliban leaders during an operation in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan.
In June 16 operations:
-- A combined force detained several suspects and seized 3,300 pounds of
opium and 5,500 pounds of ammonium chloride, a chemical used to refine opium
into heroin, in the Northern Musa Qal'ah district of Helmand province. The
opium, chemicals and drug-processing equipment were
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