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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 04 December 2012

South

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a local Taliban leader in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, today.  The leader was directly responsible for the emplacement of improvised explosive devices and numerous attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the district.

Yesterday, during an operation in Chahar Burjak district, Nimroz province, an Afghan and coalition security force discovered a drug cache.  The cache contained 2290kg (5,049 pounds of dry opium, 250 kg (551 pounds) of wet opium and 50 kg (110 pounds) of heroin.  The combined force destroyed the drugs on site.

An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in Kajaki district, Helmand province, Sunday that resulted in the death of several insurgents.  During the operation, the combined force also seized 250 kg (551 pounds) of opium, and a large quantity of drug making equipment.  The combined force destroyed all the drugs and drug-related equipment on site.

In Shahid-e-Hasa district, Uruzgan province, Sunday, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation that resulted in the death of several insurgents including Qayum, a local Taliban leader responsible for planning attacks against Afghan and coalition troops in the area.  During the operation the combined force also detained multiple suspected insurgents.

On Sunday, an Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation in Tarin Kowt district, Uruzgan province that resulted in the death of Maulawi Tayeb, a local Taliban leader.  Tayeb planned and conducted attacks against Afghan government officials and was directly involved in numerous improvised explosive attacks in the region.

East

An Afghan and coalition security force conducted a security operation in Musa Khel district, Khost province, today that resulted in the arrest of a Haqqani leader who conducted attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and supplied Haqqani insurgents with weapons and ammunition. During the operation, the security force also detained two suspected insurgents and seized weapons and ammunition.

In Chak-e Wardak district, Wardak province, today, an Afghan and coalition security force detained two suspected insurgents during an operation in search of a Taliban leader who oversees a local group of insurgents and has conducted numerous attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. During the operation, the combined force killed two insurgents and seized weapons, ammunition and several grenades.

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