Combined Force Arrests Taliban Facilitator

From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 11, 2012 - An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator and detained two suspected insurgents during an operation in the Nad 'Ali district of Afghanistan's Helmand province today, military officials reported.

The detained facilitator oversaw the shipment and transfer of weapons and ammunition and procured and distributed improvised explosive devices to insurgents in the district.

In an operation yesterday, a combined force killed the Taliban leader, Allah Nur, detained three suspects and seized homemade explosives, other IED-making materials and several rocket-propelled grenades in the Baghlan-e-Jadid district of Baghlan province. Allah Nur had controlled more than a dozen insurgents and was responsible for IED attacks in the district. He also oversaw the transportation and distribution of insurgent weapons and ammunition.

And, during a Dec. 9 security operation in the Qarghahi district of Laghman province, a combined force killed the Taliban leader, Amin Jan, and three other insurgents. Amin Jan was directly involved in the Dec. 5 kidnapping of an American aid worker in Kabul.

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