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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 25 August 2012

South

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a senior Taliban financier in Kandahar district, Kandahar province, today. The financier oversaw the financial operations for Taliban insurgents, and purchased weapons and ammunition for Taliban attacks in the area.

Afghan and coalition officials confirmed today that a Taliban weapons dealer was one of several insurgents detained during an operation in Now Zad district, Helmand province, Aug. 22. The weapons dealer was responsible for acquiring weapons and ammunition for Taliban fighters in Marjah and Washer districts. He also directed and led attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

East

An Afghan and coalition security force conducted a second operation in Shigal wa Sheltan district, Kunar province, yesterday. During the operation, the security force engaged a group of armed insurgents with a precision airstrike, killing several of them.  After the strike, the Afghan and coalition security force conducted a post-strike assessment and determined no civilians had been injured and no civilian property had been damaged.

Afghan and coalition officials confirmed today that a Haqqani facilitator was one of several insurgents detained during an operation in Khost district, Khost province, Aug. 19. The Haqqani facilitator planed and coordinated complex attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in Sabari and Khost districts. At the time of his detention, the facilitator was coordinating the shipment of weapons to insurgents for future attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

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