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.

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Chief Superintendent Andy Hough at the launch event.

A NEW police initiative aimed at breaking down barriers about counter-terrorism operations has been showcased in Derby.

About 60 members of the public, mainly from the Muslim community, attended the launch event of Operation Nicole which took place at the JET centre, in Normanton Road, last night.

They discussed issues and took part in workshops to understand why the police make certain decisions during their investigations into terrorist issues.

Leading Operation Nicole in Derbyshire is Inspector Karl Mortimer.

He said: “It is important that we work alongside the community so they better understand why we make certain decisions with regards to our actions on counter-terrorism and so they can have input on the way they feel about these decisions. Continue reading

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Despite pledges from oil-rich neighbors to invest, nearly as much money is moved out of the country as is moving in. Experts see Yemen as more unstable and hospitable to new investments. The core problem is, and long has, been the tribal divisions. National unity has always been weak, and often imaginary. Continue reading