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  • Forces Detain Suspects, Seize Drugs, Weapons

    04/28/2010 7:47:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 183+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan PAO
    KABUL, April 28, 2010 – Afghan and international forces detained numerous suspected insurgents and seized illegal drugs and weapons in recent operations in Afghanistan, military officials reported. A combined Afghan-international security force pursuing a Taliban commander in Helmand province last night detained several suspects west of Marja after intelligence information indicated militant activity in a rural area. During a search of two compounds, the security force uncovered multiple rifles, a shotgun and about 200 pounds of heroin. Also in Helmand last night, a combined force searching a compound in a rural area north of Marja captured a Taliban leader believed...
  • Spain captures 8 suspected Somali pirates

    04/25/2010 1:06:09 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 14 replies · 463+ views
    reuters ^ | Apr 25, 2010
    MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish navy captured eight suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia on Sunday as part of Europe's anti-piracy mission in the area, the Defense Ministry said. The Spanish frigate Victoria captured a whaleboat and various skiffs, on which the ministry said arms and other materials suitable for use in pirate attacks were discovered. Under instructions from Europe's anti-piracy "Operation Atalanta," the Spanish navy destroyed the whaler and took its eight crew on a skiff toward the Somali coast, the ministry said in a statement.
  • Forces Detain Suspected Insurgents, Find Weapons

    04/21/2010 6:03:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 126+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 21, 2010 – Afghan and international forces detained numerous suspected insurgents and seized illegal weapons in recent operations throughout Afghanistan, military officials reported. In Kandahar province’s Arghandab district last night, a combined Afghan-international security force captured a suspected Taliban bomb expert believed to be responsible for building and emplacing roadside bombs himself and leading a roadside-bomb cell. Nearly a dozen other suspected insurgents also were captured in the raid. In Kandahar’s Spin Boldak district yesterday, an Afghan border police unit discovered a significant amount of ammonium nitrate and other bomb-making equipment while inspecting vehicles. The border police recovered...
  • Iraqi Forces Kill 1, Arrest 9 Terror Suspects

    04/19/2010 6:27:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 126+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 19, 2010 – Iraqi security forces arrested nine suspected terrorists in Iraq in recent days and killed a man identified as an al-Qaida in Iraq leader in the northern city of Mosul, military officials reported. -- Iraqi forces arrested three suspected al-Qaida in Iraq associates yesterday during a combined operation north of Baghdad. Iraqi forces searching for an al-Qaida in Iraq member suspected of supporting terror cells in Baghdad by building vehicle-borne bombs and having ties to other terrorist leaders identified and arrested the three suspected criminal associates of the wanted man. -- Iraqi forces on a combined...
  • Forces Capture Militants, Evacuate Civilians, Seize Weapons

    04/16/2010 4:21:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 217+ views
    KABUL, April 16, 2010 – Afghan and international forces captured several insurgents, evacuated civilians after an explosion, and seized enemy weapons stockpiles in recent operations, military officials in Afghanistan reported. -- A combined Afghan-international security force detained several suspected militants in a rural area of northeaster Marja in Helmand province this morning. -- In the Tarini Kot district of Uruzgan province this morning, a combined force found a 105 mm artillery round, a grenade and four mortar rounds. -- In Kandahar City last night, the International Security Assistance Force helped Afghan forces in evacuating and treating wounded civilians after a...
  • Forces Capture Militants, Seize Weapons Stockpiles

    04/15/2010 5:58:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 223+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 15, 2010 – An Afghan-international security force captured a Taliban bomb expert and two other militants during an operation conducted in the Khogyani district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province last night, military officials reported. As the combined force approached the compound, an armed combatant was spotted climbing onto a roof. The combatant displayed hostile intent and was shot and killed. After securing the area the combined force discovered the combatant was a woman. During a search of the compound, the force captured a Taliban subcommander who is a bomb expert believed to be responsible for manufacturing, emplacing and training...
  • Troops in Afghanistan Detain Militants, Find Weapons

    04/14/2010 4:58:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 182+ views
    From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release KABUL, April 14, 2010 – Afghan and international forces detained several suspected militants and seized weapons stockpiles in recent Afghanistan operations, military officials reported. -- An Afghan-international force pursuing a Haqqani terrorist network facilitator in Ghazni province detained two suspected militants this morning. -- In Paktia province’s Orgun district last night, a combined force detained a few suspected militants for further questioning after a search prompted by intelligence information. -- Afghan forces in Kabul province’s Bagrami district found 34 rocket-propelled grenades yesterday. -- In Helmand province’s Nad-e Ali district yesterday,...
  • Coalition, Afghan Forces Capture Militants, Find Weapons

    04/13/2010 5:43:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 121+ views
    KABUL, April 13, 2010 – Afghan and international forces captured numerous militants and seized enemy weapons stockpiles in recent Afghanistan operations, military officials reported. -- An Afghan-international security force detained several suspected militants this morning while pursuing a Haqqani terrorist network facilitator in the Terezai district of Khost province. Haqqani commanders have sought to establish strongholds in the province, disrupting the local government and facilitating the movement of fighters, explosives and weapons into the country, officials said. -- In the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province this morning, an International Security Assistance Force patrol found a suicide vest, and an...
  • US Navy holds 6 suspected pirates after battle

    04/10/2010 10:09:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 710+ views
    hostednews ^ | 20 minutes ago | BRIAN MURPHY
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A U.S. warship captured six suspected pirates Saturday after a battle off the Horn of Africa — the Navy's third direct encounter with seafaring bandits in less than two weeks. The Navy has taken at least 21 suspected pirates since March 31 in the violence-plagued waters off Somalia and nearby regions, where U.S. warships are part of an international anti-piracy flotilla....
  • Afghan, NATO Troops Remove Taliban Leaders From Fight

    04/08/2010 5:00:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 153+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 8, 2010 – Afghan and international forces today captured a Taliban explosives expert who is believed to be a leader for insurgent bomb-making efforts in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, military officials reported. The combined force captured the man and several other militants just west of Kandahar City while searching a compound there. The man is believed to be “heavily involved” in bomb manufacturing, emplacements and attacks throughout the area, officials said. In other news from Afghanistan: -- A combined force searched a compound in the town of Bazar-e Pannivai in Kandahar province this morning and detained several suspected insurgents...
  • Iraqis Arrest 9 Terrorism Suspects

    04/07/2010 5:15:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 133+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 7, 2010 – Iraqi forces, with U.S. advisors, arrested nine suspected terrorists in recent operations, military officials reported. Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors arrested the suspected leader of the Mosul branch of al-Qaida in Iraq during a combined operation. Operating with a court warrant, they apprehended the man believed to be the suspected terrorist leader, along with two suspected criminal associates, during a vehicle stop in western Mosul. The same day, Iraqi forces with U.S. advisors arrested a man believed to be the top al-Qaida in Iraq leader for eastern Mosul, also during a vehicle stop, along...
  • McFaul Crew Captures Suspected Pirates, Rescues Crew

    04/07/2010 5:10:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 385+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Petty Officer 2nd Class Rachel McMarr, USN
    MANAMA, Bahrain, April 7, 2010 – The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul captured 10 suspected pirates and rescued eight crewmembers from the Indian cargo dhow Faize Osamani near Salalah, Oman, April 5 after a dhow and three skiffs attempted to attack the Motor Vessel Rising Sun the same day. A boarding team from the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul inspects the Indian-flagged Faize Osamani, April 5, 2010. The dhow was a suspected pirate mothership. U.S. Navy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Rising Sun sent a distress call that morning to alert maritime forces that pirate skiffs had...
  • Afghan, International Troops Capture Taliban Commander

    04/06/2010 5:51:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 288+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 6, 2010 – Afghan and international forces last night captured several insurgents in Afghanistan, including a Taliban commander suspected in several attacks against coalition forces, military officials said. A combined Afghan-international force captured the commander during a search of a compound southwest of Kandahar City after intelligence indicated militant activity there. The man is suspected in a prison attack and assaults on coalition forces, and is believed to be part of the Taliban’s media efforts. Combined forces captured several other militants during that search and others around the country last night. In the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand...
  • Forces Detain Insurgent Leaders in Iraq

    04/05/2010 4:25:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 108+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 5, 2010 – Iraqi security forces arrested eight alleged members of al-Qaida in Iraq in recent combined operations with American military advisors throughout central and northern Iraq, military officials reported. In western Baghdad today, Iraqi forces with their U.S. advisors arrested an alleged associate member of al-Qaida in Iraq. The suspect is believed to be “intimately involved” in planning and executing “high-profile attacks” in the area, officials said. He was not the operation’s planned target, but information found during the searches linked him to the al-Qaida in Iraq leader, officials said. In operations yesterday, seven alleged al-Qaida in...
  • Forces in Afghanistan Detain Suspects, Seize Weapons

    03/26/2010 5:11:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 133+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 26, 2010 – Afghan and international forces detained several suspected insurgents in Marja, Afghanistan, yesterday and found numerous weapons caches in recent operations, military officials reported. Officials also provided details on two incidents involving civilian casualties. In the Marja operation, a combined Afghan-international force searched a compound in the southeastern part of the town in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand province after intelligence information indicated militant activity. During the search, the combined force detained several suspected insurgents for further questioning. In Ghazni province last night, an International Security Assistance Force patrol recovered a weapons cache after it...
  • Forces in Afghanistan Capture Suspected Militants

    03/25/2010 4:56:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 133+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 25, 2010 – Afghan and international security forces captured several suspected militants in various recent operations in Afghanistan, military officials reported. -- A combined force in the Qarah Bagh district of Ghazni province today captured a Taliban commander connected with foreign-fighter facilitation, buying and moving weapons and directing attacks against coalition troops. Another militant also was captured in the operation. -- In Khost province last night, a combined force in the Terezayi district captured two Taliban subcommanders believed to be closely involved with intelligence gathering, kidnappings, attacks on coalition forces, and arranging for the construction of vehicle-borne bombs....
  • Forces Capture Insurgents, Seize Weapons

    03/25/2010 4:31:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 164+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 24, 2010 – Afghan and international forces captured a Taliban subcommander and several other militants last night in operations in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar and Helmand provinces, military officials said. In Nangarhar, the combined force searched a compound in a rural area of the Khogyani district after intelligence information indicated militant activity there, and captured a Taliban subcommander involved in kidnappings, weapons purchases and reconnaissance of coalition forces. The security force also detained another insurgent after he and another man approached the force. One of the armed men was killed after he rushed the force, ignoring demands to surrender, and...
  • Force Detains Suspected Militants, Seizes Weapons

    03/23/2010 6:22:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 215+ views
    KABUL, March 23, 2010 – Afghan and international forces detained several suspected militants, including a Taliban commander, and seized weapons in operations around Afghanistan yesterday, military officials reported. -- An Afghan and international security force captured a Taliban commander in Helmand province’s Reg-e Khan Meshin district, near Marja. He is believed to be responsible for placing improvised explosive devices and for the movement of militant personnel and weapons to various insurgent networks. The team also found a large amount of cash on the Taliban facilitator. -- Also in Helmand, a combined security force detained a few suspected insurgents for further...
  • Troops Detain Suspected Insurgents, Find Weapons

    03/19/2010 4:45:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 152+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 19, 2010 – Afghan and international forces detained numerous suspected insurgents and found stockpiles of weapons in recent operations around Afghanistan, military officials reported. -- A combined Afghan-international force in the Panjwayee district of Kandahar province detained several suspected militants today for further questioning. -- A combined force captured a Taliban facilitator last night south of Kandahar. He’s believed to be responsible for planning complex attacks, developing methods to conceal bomb-making materials and building vehicle bombs. The force also detained several other suspected insurgents. -- In Khost province last night, an Afghan-international force in the province’s Khost district...
  • Forces Detain Suspects, Find Drugs, Weapons

    03/17/2010 5:03:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 115+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 17, 2010 – Afghan and international forces detained several suspected insurgents and seized illegal drugs and enemy weapon stockpiles in recent operations in Afghanistan, military officials reported. An Afghan-international security force detained a suspected insurgent in the Garmsir district of Helmand province. In Helmand’s Nad-e Ali district today, an International Security Assistance Force patrol found a weapons cache containing more than 10 pounds of homemade explosives, an 81 mm mortar round, two 60 mm mortar rounds, three 60 mm tail fins, six rocket-propelled grenade motors, a 105 mm artillery round, six RPG cones, pressure-plate devices, command-pull switches and...