Saturday, December 5, 2009

OEF Update, Dec. 5, 2009: Forces Nab Taliban Facilitator in Logar

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 5, 2009 -- An Afghan-international security force detained a handful of militants in Logar province including a key Taliban facilitator responsible for movement and training of militant elements in the area. The facilitator is linked to senior Taliban leadership in the province.

The joint security force targeted a compound near the village of Sejawand in the Baraki Barak district where intelligence sources said the facilitator was located. The joint force searched the compound without incident and detained the militants, easily identifying the facilitator. The force recovered a number of AK-47 rifles, pistols, fragmentation grenades and chest racks fully loaded with AK-47 magazines.

No shots were fired and no one was harmed in this operation.

ISAF Casualties:

There were no ISAF fatalities in the last 24 hours in Afghanistan.

(Compiled from NATO International Security Assistance Force news releases.)

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