Combined Force Arrests Taliban Facilitator

From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 6, 2013 - A combined Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator in the Panjwai district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province today, military officials reported.

The detained facilitator is believed to have overseen the management of weapons caches for his network and ensured the facilitation of equipment, vehicles and weapons to insurgent fighters, officials said.

He also is accused of having acquired and transferred large amounts of improvised explosive devices and IED-making materials. The security force also detained two suspected insurgents and seized nearly 700 pounds of illegal narcotics in the operation.

In Kandahar province's Maiwand district yesterday, a combined force arrested a Taliban leader believed to be responsible for coordinating insurgent operations, including the distribution of weapons and funds to insurgent fighters for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. The security force also detained another suspected insurgent.

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