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  • Combined Force Captures Haqqani Network Leader

    10/26/2011 4:32:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Haqqani network leader in the Sabari district of Afghanistan’s Khost province yesterday, military officials reported. The Haqqani leader distributed bombs and coordinated attacks against Afghan forces. Several suspects were detained during the operation. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- In the Aliabad district of Kunduz province, a combined force detained two suspects while searching for a Taliban leader who coordinates attacks with other insurgents in Afghanistan and Pakistan. -- A combined force detained multiple suspects during a search for a Taliban leader in the Marja district...
  • Taliban attack Afghan government offices in south (Kandahar)

    05/07/2011 6:07:31 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes via AP ^ | May 7th 2011 | MIRWAIS KHAN
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Taliban gunmen unleashed a major assault Saturday on government buildings throughout Afghanistan's largest southern city - a former Taliban stronghold where international and Afghan forces are trying to establish security and a functioning government. It was the latest in a series of strikes by the Taliban insurgency at high-profile government installations. Shooting started shortly after midday and the gunfire was still ringing through Kandahar city hours later. Government and hospital officials confirmed that the governor's compound, the mayor's office and the intelligence agency offices had all been attacked, along with a number of police stations. The Taliban...
  • BINYAMINE: A "BRIDGING WEAK TIE"

    03/20/2011 4:34:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | March 20, 2011 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "An examination of online activities by binyamine leads to the conclusion that he is likely involved with Dar al-Murabiteen, and that he links multiple terrorist networks together through his work translating, transcribing, and distributing jihadi media content. He is linked, in no particular order, to • Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan • The Pakistan and Afghan Taliban • as-Sahab, al-Emara, and al-Malahem media outfits • al-Shabaab and their al-Qimmah forum This is what Granovetter meant by a bridging weak tie - the kind of "weak" tie that is strong, as he links multiple networks. Among other things, all this...
  • Forces Detain Taliban Explosive Device Manufacturer, Facilitator

    01/24/2011 5:18:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 24, 2011) — Afghan and coalition forces detained a Taliban improvised explosive device manufacturer and facilitator during a security operation in Wardak province yesterday. The now detained Taliban IED manufacturer and facilitator operated in Sayyidabad district, Wardak province. Reporting indicates he possesses in-depth knowledge on the production of explosive devices and teaches other Taliban insurgents how to construct them. Security forces followed leads to a targeted location in the district. Afghan forces called for all occupants to exit out of the buildings peacefully before conducting a search and securing the area. The Taliban insurgent was detained based...
  • Afghan Forces Detain Suspected Insurgents, Seize Explosives

    06/11/2010 2:14:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 96+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan , June 11, 2010 – Afghan and international security forces killed or detained numerous individuals suspected of insurgent activity and seized explosives, weapons and other ordnance during several operations conducted across Afghanistan yesterday, military officials said today. -- Several individuals were detained when a combined Afghan-international force operating in Logar province searched a compound in Padkhvab-e Shaneh, Pul-e 'Alam district, after intelligence information revealed militant activity. -- Another Afghan-international force used aircraft and ground forces to stop two vehicles and detained multiple individuals suspected of insurgent activity in Zabul province. The security force was pursuing a Taliban commander...