Three Local Taliban Leaders Captured
[Tolo News] Three Local Taliban leaders were captured Wednesday in operations in the north and south of Afghanistan.
Two leaders were captured in a joint Afghan and NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
troop operation in Nahr-e Saraj district of southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province, Isaf said.
"The first tossed in the clink
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
Taliban leader is believed to be directly responsible for orchestrating liquidations of Afghan National Security Force members, overseeing attacks on Afghan Local Police checkpoints and directing attacks against Afghan and coalition forces," Isaf said in its operations update Wednesday.
He is also accused of overseeing the acuquisition and transfer of multiple heavy weapons and improvised bombs (IED) to Taliban fighters operating in Nahr-e Saraj, Isaf added.
The second detained Taliban leader is believed to be directly responsible for transporting and financing IED-making materials, IED placement and the executing IED attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, Isaf said.
Four suspected cut-throats were also captured during the raid.
The statement said that a third local Taliban leader was captured in Khanabad district of northern Kunduz province Wednesday.
He is accused of being directly involved in planning and executing IED attacks against security forces and government officials.
Meanwhile in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province Wedensday, two cut-throats were killed and nine others were captured after being fired upon during a security operation in search of a Taliban controller in the Khugyani district.
The controller was not captured but several firearms and ammunition were seized.
Isaf did not disclose the names of any of the local leaders it said were captured.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-31