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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 04 November 2012

South

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and IED expert in Kandahar province today. The detained leader was an attack specialist who coordinated the movement and storage of IEDs, weapons and associated supplies to support the Taliban throughout the province. The security force also detained one suspected insurgent as a result of the operation.

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader in Helmand province today. The detained Taliban leader executed ambush and IED attacks against Afghan and coalition forces while facilitating the movement of lethal aid throughout the province.

East

Afghan and coalition forces confirmed the arrest of a Haqqani leader during a security operation in Logar province Monday. The detained Haqqani leader has direct ties to mortar attacks against Forward Operating Base Shank and coordinated improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the province.

In Kunar province Friday, a Haqqani weapons facilitator turned himself in to Afghan and coalition forces.  The detained former Haqqani member is believed to have engineered IED and other attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces. According to a coalition official, the individual quit the insurgency out of concerns for his own safety and to protect his family.

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban courier in Logar province today. The detained Taliban courier served as a cross-border facilitator who passed messages and information between senior Taliban leaders.

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