Combined Force Arrests Taliban Leader

> Subject: Combined Force Arrests Taliban Leader
> Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 08:59:43 -0500
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> Combined Force Arrests Taliban Leader [ ] 10/30/2012 09:22 AM CDT >
> Combined Force Arrests Taliban Leader
> From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release >
> KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 30, 2012 – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Afghanistan’s Helmand province today, military officials reported. >
> The arrested insurgent leader is believed to be involved in providing tactical guidance to Taliban senior leaders while facilitating the movement of improvised explosive device components to other insurgents. >
> The security force also detained a number of suspected insurgents as a result of the operation. >
> In other operations today:
> — A combined force arrested a Taliban weapons and IED facilitator in Kandahar province. The arrested facilitator is suspected of smuggling weapons throughout Kandahar province and acquiring homemade explosives and other IED-making materials for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. >
> — A combined force detained a number of insurgents during a search for a Haqqani leader in Logar province. The sought-after Haqqani leader is believed responsible for coordinating and executing IED and small-arms fire attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces throughout northern Logar province. >
> And during an Oct. 29 operation, a combined force arrested a Taliban leader in Kandahar province. The arrested insurgent leader is believed to have assisted in inspecting and relocating IEDs within western Kandahar province. >
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