War In Afghanistan News – 26 Sep 2011

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At least 25 Taliban Thugs, including at least one leader were killed in recent operations.

Another 31 Talib Thugs were led into surrender, including another leader.

Additionally, no less than 7,622 lbs of drugs were captured, along with heavy weapons, explosives, AK-47’s, PKM’s, munitions and more.

The enemy in turn killed 3 Afghans & a German while 340 rockets have been fired from Pakistan in recent days.

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A combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to disrupt insurgent activity in the Tangi Valley in Sayyidabad district, Wardak province.  The Tangi Valley is used as a safe haven for insurgents transiting to and from Kabul, and allows for the movement and storage of weapons and equipment for use throughout the region. During the operation, the security force was engaged by several armed individuals. Responding to direct fire, the force returned fire, killing four insurgents. Also, 10 suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.

Disrupting insurgent safe havens remains a priority for Afghan and coalition forces.  This year, more than 40 security operations have been conducted in Sayyidabad district, Wardak province, resulting in 15 insurgent leaders captured, 39 insurgents killed and more than 90 suspected insurgents detained.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

North: A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during a security operation in Archi district, Kunduz province. The leader conducted roadside bomb attacks against Afghan forces in the region, as well as, planned attacks against Afghan government officials. No civilians were injured during the operation.

In Deh-e Salah district, Baghlan province, Friday, a combined Afghan and coalition force discovered a weapons cache. The cache, discovered during a security operation, consisted of one recoilless rifle, one 82 mm round, 84 anti-personnel mines, 46 anti-tank mines, six rockets and 110 fuses. The security force safely destroyed all the items.

South: In Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, a coalition security force discovered weapons and drugs cache today. The cache consisted of 20 anti-personnel mines, 352 pounds (160 kgs) of alleged drugs, 185 yards (170 meters) of detonation cord and 11 pounds (5 kgs) of homemade explosives. The drugs and weapons were confiscated for safe destruction at a later date.

A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during a security operation in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province. The leader facilitated a group of insurgent fighters and provided reports to senior Taliban members following attacks in Nahr-e Saraj district. Also, multiple suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.

A combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted a security operation in search of a Taliban leader in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province. The leader facilitated the movement and distribution of roadside bomb making materials, weapons, and ammunition in Panjwa’i district. The security force detained one suspected insurgent during the operation.

Also in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted a security operation in search of a Taliban leader. The leader travels between Afghanistan and Pakistan to meet with fellow insurgent facilitators, as well as, acquiring funds and weapons to support attacks in the Nahr-e Saraj district. Multiple suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.

A combined Afghan National Security Force and ISAF patrol killed several insurgents, detained numerous other insurgents, and seized a narcotics cache during an operation in Kajaki district, Helmand province, Saturday.  The operation seized 1,980 pounds (900 kilograms) of opium and a quantity of small arms and ammunition. The drugs and weapons were safely destroyed on site.  Additionally, the suspected insurgents found at the scene were detained for processing and further questioning.

Also in Helmand province, a combined Afghan and coalition force killed several insurgents and seized a weapons cache during an operation in Nahr-e Saraj district, Saturday.  The operation seized one 66-pound (30-kilogram) improvised explosive device, one mortar, two 122 mm rockets, four grenades, 11 pounds (five kilograms) of homemade explosives, 14 IED pressure plates, and a quantity of small arms and ammunition. The weapons were safely destroyed on site.

East: A combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Charkh district, Logar province, resulting in the death of three insurgents.  The facilitator constructs roadside bombs and uses them to coordinate roadside bombs attacks against Afghan forces. During the security operation, the force encountered armed individuals, responding to the immediate threat, the force engaged, killing three insurgents. One insurgent was armed with a PKM machine gun, and two with AK-47 assault rifles. The security force confiscated multiple weapons and ammunition during the operation.

A combined Afghan and coalition patrol killed one insurgent, detained a suspected insurgent, and seized a narcotics cache during an operation in Kajran district, Daykundi province, Saturday.  The operation seized 5,290 pounds (2,400 kilograms) of hashish, which was safely destroyed on site, and the suspected insurgent was detained for further questioning.

A combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Zurmat district, Paktiya province. The leader joins insurgent fighters from different groups to conduct attacks throughout the region. The security force detained two suspected insurgents during the operation.

A combined Afghan and coalition patrol detained numerous suspected insurgents during an operation in Ghazni district, Ghazni province, Saturday.  The suspected insurgents are believe to be tied directly with an insurgent leader responsible for suicide and IED attacks against ANSF and coalition forces throughout Ghazni.

 A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed six insurgents, including a Taliban leader, during a security operation in Chahar Bolak district, Balkh province. The leader planned attacks on aircraft in the region, as well as, acquired weapons for use by insurgent fighters in the Western Balkh Province.  Throughout the operation, security force was engaged by multiple armed insurgents. Responding to direct enemy fire, the force killed six insurgents. One individual was armed with a PKM machine gun and the others with AK 47 assault rifles. No civilians were injured during the operation.  Also, during the operation, the force detained three suspected insurgents and confiscated multiple weapons to include a machine gun, assault rifles and fragmentation grenades.

Finally, a combined Afghan and coalition security force killed five insurgents during a security operation in search of a Taliban leader in Zurmat district, Paktiya province. The leader facilitates insurgent fighters to conduct ambushes and roadside bomb attacks against Afghan forces.  The force was fired upon by several armed insurgents during the operation. After assessing the threat and ensuring no civilians were in the area, the security force called for precision air strikes. As a result, five insurgents were killed. The insurgents were armed with a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and explosive warheads, as well as, AK-47 assault rifles and grenades.

War in Afghanistan News – 25 Sep 2011

DRUGFINDFE_13_2011 At least 17 Talib thugs, including their leader have been removed from Earth in Eastern Afghanistan.

No less than 11 more preferred surrender.

Large caches of heavy munitions, explosives, and (3 1/2 tons) drugs have been removed from the enemy inventory.

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A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed six insurgents, including a Taliban leader, during a security operation in Chahar Bolak district, Balkh province. The leader planned attacks on aircraft in the region, as well as, acquired weapons for use by insurgent fighters in the Western Balkh Province.  Throughout the operation, security force was engaged by multiple armed insurgents. Responding to direct enemy fire, the force killed six insurgents. One individual was armed with a PKM machine gun and the others with AK 47 assault rifles. No civilians were injured during the operation. Also, during the operation, the force detained three suspected insurgents and confiscated multiple weapons to include a machine gun, assault rifles and fragmentation grenades.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

North: In Deh-e Salah district, Baghlan province, Friday, a combined Afghan and coalition force discovered a weapons cache. The cache, discovered during a security operation, consisted of one recoilless rifle, one 82 mm round, 84 anti-personnel mines, 46 anti-tank mines, six rockets and 110 fuses. The security force safely destroyed all the items.

South: A combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered 7,128 pounds (3,240 kgs) of hashish in Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Friday. The drugs were seized for safe destruction at a later date.

East: A combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in search of a Taliban leader in Zurmat district, Paktiya province. The leader joins insurgent fighters from different groups to conduct attacks throughout the region. The security force detained two suspected insurgents during the operation.

RC-EAST: In 3 operations in RC-East led by Afghan and Coalition Forces resulted in nine enemy kills and detention of seven suspected individuals and a weapons cache find over the past 24 hours throughout the region, Sept. 23.

The weapons cache included 10-15 pounds of homemade explosives, 2X anti-personnel mines and several sticks of dynamite.

BAGRAM, Afghanistan (Sept. 24, 2011) – Three operations in RC-East led by Afghan and Coalition Forces resulted in eight enemy kills and detention of two suspect individuals over the past 24 hours throughout the region, Sept. 24.

Militant actions by insurgents resulted in one Afghan civilian casualty who was injured when shot during small arms fire exchange between insurgents and Private Security Contractor in Sayid Abad District, Wardak Province.

Two new statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

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Regarding the Release of Four Turkish Prisoners: 

Sometime ago, on 26.12.2010, the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate detained four Turkish nationals who were working for a Turkish company in Pathan district of Paktya province during series of operations. In view of the blessed and auspicious month of Eid-ul-fitre and on the basis of human sympathy, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan released the prisoners at a locality of Organ district of Paktika province today evening at 7.45 o’clock. Meanwhile , on this occasion, the Islamic emirate wants to urge all foreign and local  employees who work for companies and NGOs, serving the interests of the invaders, to desist from cooperating with the invaders because such work on their part contributes to prolongation of occupation of Afghanistan and oppression of the miserable ( Afghan) people at the hands of the invading forces under the leadership of America.

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Targeted killings and two worlds in Afghanistan: inside the Takhar attack

On September 2, 2010, ten men in northern Afghanistan were killed in an air attack that was a targeted killing, part of the U.S. Special Forces ‘kill or capture’ strategy. The U.S. military said it had killed the Taliban deputy shadow governor of Takhar, who was also a ‘senior member’ of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU): one Muhammad Amin, as well as “eight or nine other insurgents.”

Many Afghans, including senior government officials, were incredulous. Many knew the man who had actually been targeted — who was not Muhammad Amin, but Zabet Amanullah. He had not fought for the Taliban since 2001 and had been out campaigning for his nephew in Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections with more than a dozen other men, mainly extended family members. That very morning, as per usual, he had called in to the district police chief to check on security before the election campaign convoy set off. The strike was an “obvious mistake,” said the provincial governor, Abdul-Jabar Taqwa. “He was an ordinary person and lived among normal people,” said the Takhar Chief of Police, Shah Jahaan Nuri. “I could have captured him with one phone call.” Continue reading

More Afghan detainee data must be released – judge

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MPs requested information about the transfer of individuals detained by UK forces in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Defence must issue more data on people held or captured by UK forces in Afghanistan, according to an administrative appeals tribunal ruling.

Mr Justice Blake said dates of detention, and dates and locations of transfers to Guantanamo Bay or anywhere else must be given. Continue reading

Al Qaeda is becoming less of a presence in Afghanistan, says allied commander Petraeus

Sunday, Apr 10 2011

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Last updated at 12:48 AM on 10th April 2011

No threat: U.S. General David Petraeus said the coalition would be keeping pressure on al Qaeda fighters

The commander of U.S and Nato forces in Afghanistan does not believe al Qaeda fighters are coming back in to Afghanistan to engage coalition forces.

U.S. Army General David Petraeus said there was still an al Qaeda presence in the war-torn country, but it was greatly diminished.

He told reporters at the Coalition’s HQ in Kabul: ‘There is no question that al Qaeda has had a presence in Afghanistan and continues to have a presence – generally assessed at less than 100 or so.

‘There certainly has been some exploration for potential safe havens or sanctuaries in very mountainous areas of Nuristan and parts of Kunar provinces.

‘Our intention, with our Afghan partners, is to maintain pressure on those who are seeking to establish safe havens.’

The general said the recent deaths of seven U.N. workers in Mazar-e-Sharif, following the burning of a Muslim holy book last month in Florida, would not affect plans for Afghan security forces to take over security in the provincial capital this July. Continue reading

Germany fights to access citizen arrested by US troops in Afghanistan

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A report by a German newspaper says a 23-year-old German citizen of Afghan descent was arrested by US troops in Kabul on apparent suspicion of terrorism. German diplomats say they are working to access the young man.

The German Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said it is making intense efforts to gain access to a German citizen arrested by United States troops in Afghanistan, according to a report by a German newspaper.

The Munich-based daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported in its Wednesday edition that a 23-year-old student from Frankfurt, identified only as Haddid N., had been arrested by US troops on Jan. 8 at his father’s house in Kabul. Continue reading