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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...
  • Iraqis Capture Suspected Terrorist Leaders

    03/15/2010 5:03:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 191+ views
    BAGHDAD, March 15, 2010 – Iraqi police arrested three suspected terrorists, two of whom are believed to be al-Qaida in Iraq leaders, in two March 13 operations, military officials reported. In Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad, Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched two buildings for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader who allegedly provides financial support, explosives and weapons to numerous terrorist cells operating in the region. The building in which the wanted individual was found also contained a hidden room where the security team discovered several AK-47 assault rifles and cases of ammunition. After conducting preliminary questioning and examining the...
  • Iraqi Police Capture Suspected Terrorist Leaders

    03/10/2010 4:32:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 116+ views
    BAGHDAD, March 10, 2010 – Iraqi police captured four suspected al-Qaida in Iraq members today, two of whom are alleged leaders in the terrorist organization for the central Diyala province and Kirkuk regions. Police captured the suspects in two separate combined operations with U.S. advisors in northern Iraq. Both operations were conducted in accordance with the U.S.-Iraqi security agreement and in coordination with the Iraqi government, officials said. In Beiji, southwest of Kirkuk, police and U.S. advisors searched three buildings for a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader for central Diyala province who is believed to recruit and train new fighters,...
  • American Qaeda Operative Arrested in Pakistan-(Not Adam Gadhan..)

    03/07/2010 3:03:04 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 29 replies · 233+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 7, 2010 | JANE PERLEZ and ERIC SCHMITT
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An American Qaeda operative was arrested in the sprawling southern city of Karachi in recent days by Pakistani security officials, Pakistani officials said Sunday. American and Pakistani officials said the man arrested was Abu Yahya Mujahdeen Al-Adam, who was described as having been born in Pennsylvania and who was thought to be affiliated with the operations division of Al Qaeda, commanding fighters in Afghanistan. Little else was known about him, American officials said, and it was not immediately clear that American officials were involved in the arrest. Initial reports seemed to have confused the American with Adam...
  • AL-QAEDA COMMANDER ABU YAHYA ARRESTED IN KARACHI

    03/07/2010 2:33:02 PM PST · by Cindy · 44 replies · 313+ views
    DAWN.com ^ | Sunday, 07 Mar, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "KARACHI: Pakistani security forces along with help of US intelligence arrested Abu Yahya Mujahdeen Al- Adam, who is a close associate of Osama Bin Laden. Abu Yahya was arrested on Sunday from an area surrounding the super highway, on the outskirts of Karachi." SNIPPET: "Pennsylvania-born Abu Yahya is a US citizen and assumed to be a commander of foreign militants fighting in Afghanistan against the US. He was living with Osama Bin Ladin after 9/11 attacks in New York. His name is included in the top ten wanted on the CIA list. - DawnNews."
  • U.S.-Born al Qaeda Arrest News Found False

    03/07/2010 2:31:10 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies · 317+ views
    U.S.-Born al Qaeda Arrest News Found False Detained Taliban Militant's Identify Verified, Ending Confusion Over Reports of Adam Gadahn's Detention in Pakistan (CBS) An "important Taliban militant" was arrested today in Pakistan. But that is where the confusion started. Earlier it was reported by Pakistani media that intelligence agents had arrested Adam Gadahn, the American-born spokesman for al Qaeda, in an operation in the southern city of Karachi. It was further reported by the Associated Press and Reuters that Gadahn had been arrested, sourcing security officials. CBS News was told by sources in the Pakistan government that it was Gadahn,...
  • BREAKING...Al-Qaeda commander Abu Yahya arrested in Karachi (American Adam Gadahn!!)

    03/07/2010 9:39:42 AM PST · by milwguy · 153 replies · 855+ views
    dawn ^ | 3/7/10 | dawn
    <p>KARACHI: Pakistani security forces along with help of US intelligence arrested Abu Yahya Mujahdeen Al- Adam, who is a close associate of Osama Bin Laden. Abu Yahya was arrested on Sunday from an area surrounding the super highway, on the outskirts of Karachi.</p>
  • Forces Detain Insurgents, Seize Weapons

    03/05/2010 5:36:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 191+ views
    KABUL, March 5, 2010 – Combined patrols of Afghan and International Security Assistance Force servicemembers have detained several insurgents and seized numerous weapons in operations throughout Afghanistan in recent days, officials said. In Wardak province today, a combined force searched a compound in the Chak-e Wardak district after intelligence indicated militant activity. As the assault force approached the compound, an armed insurgent fled. Servicemembers followed and called for him to surrender. When the insurgent tried to engage them with a machine gun, the force killed the insurgent. The unit found several weapons in the compound and on the insurgent, including...
  • Half of Afghanistan Taliban leadership arrested in Pakistan

    02/24/2010 11:30:36 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 449+ views
    csmonitor.com ^ | Feb. 24, 2010 | Anand Gopal
    Kabul, Afghanistan — Pakistan has arrested nearly half of the Afghanistan Taliban’s leadership in recent days, Pakistani officials told the Monitor Wednesday, dealing what could be a crucial blow to the insurgent movement. In total, seven of the insurgent group’s 15-member leadership council, thought to be based in Quetta, Pakistan, including the head of military operations, have been apprehended in the past week, according to Pakistani intelligence officials. Western and Pakistani media had previously reported the arrest of three of the 15, but this is the first confirmation of the wider scale of the Pakistan crackdown on the Taliban leadership,...
  • Forces in Afghanistan Arrest Bomb Maker

    02/24/2010 7:13:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 192+ views
    KABUL, Feb. 24, 2010 – A combined Afghan and international security force arrested a suspected bomb maker after discovering an explosives cache in Afghanistan’s Helmand province yesterday as part of Operation Moshtarak. The cache consisted of more than 100 pounds of explosive, 220 pounds of ammonium nitrate, an 8 2mm mortar fuse, three ammunition-filled vests, and various explosive components such as anti-tamper switches. The bomb maker was found with blasting caps on his person. The explosives were destroyed on site. In other operations yesterday: -- A combined Afghan and international security force searched a vehicle in Helmand province after intelligence...
  • VA Man Accused Of Illegally Aiding Somalis [272 Somalis]

    02/23/2010 5:42:34 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 466+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | Feb. 23, 2010 | Mike Levine
    Federal authorities have arrested a Virginia man for allegedly helping hundreds of Somalis, possibly including ones with terrorist ties, enter the United States illegally. Anthony Joseph Tracy, 35, was arrested earlier this month, after admitting to U.S. authorities that he helped about 272 citizens of war-torn Somalia come to the United States illegally, according to documents filed in federal court. Tracy allegedly set up a business in Kenya, Noor Services Limited, that procured fraudulent Cuban travel visas for Somalis, who would then travel from Kenya to Cuba and, ultimately, to the United States, according to court documents. He allegedly traveled...
  • Mullah Baradar capture 'a lucky accident'

    02/18/2010 11:14:04 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies · 507+ views
    Long War Journal ^ | February 19, 2010 1:08 AM | Bill Roggio
    The New York Times has the scoop on the capture of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Afghan Taliban's deputy commander. According to the Times, Baradar's capture was "a lucky accident": When Pakistani security officers raided a house outside Karachi in late January, they had no idea that they had just made their most important capture in years. American intelligence agencies had intercepted communications saying militants with a possible link to the Afghan Taliban’s top military commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, were meeting. Tipped off by the Americans, Pakistani counterterrorist officers took several men into custody, meeting no resistance. Only after...
  • 5 Muslim Soldiers arrested at Fort Jackson in SC

    02/18/2010 6:39:49 PM PST · by csd · 22 replies · 1,052+ views
    Liberty and Pride ^ | February 18, 2010 | CSD
    5 Muslim US Army soldiers have been arrested at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. They stand accused of attempting to poison the Army food supply at Fort Jackson, and they are now supposedly being referred to as “the Fort Jackson five.” These 5 muslim soldiers worked as Arabic translators for the US Army. Details of the situation are not clear, as this is still an ongoing investigation; and it is not yet known whether the “suspects” are still in custody.
  • CBN Exclusive: Five Muslim Soldiers Arrested at Fort Jackson in South Carolina

    02/18/2010 3:35:11 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 112 replies · 4,230+ views
    CBN ^ | 2/18/10 | Erick Stakelbeck
    CBN Exclusive: Five Muslim Soldiers Arrested at Fort Jackson in South Carolina CBN News has learned exclusively that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson in South Carolina were arrested just before Christmas and are in custody. The five men were part of the Arabic Translation program at the base. The men are suspected of trying to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson. A source with intimate knowledge of the investigation, which is ongoing, told CBN News investigators suspect the "Fort Jackson Five" may have been in contact with the group of five Washington, DC area Muslims that traveled to...
  • White House Calls Taliban Commander's Capture 'Big Success'

    02/17/2010 7:58:43 PM PST · by myknowledge · 11 replies · 296+ views
    VOA News ^ | February 17, 2010
    The White House and the Pakistani military are confirming that top Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is in custody. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs called the joint U.S.-Pakistan operation that captured him in Karachi several days ago "a big success for our mutual efforts in the region." He declined to discuss details about Baradar's ongoing interrogation, but said his capture is a sign of increased cooperation in the region. Pakistan's military confirmed Baradar's capture earlier Wednesday. Baradar, an Afghan national, holds the second most important position within the Taliban, after only the group's founder, Mullah Muhammad Omar.
  • Afghanistan Operations Seize Suspects, Weapons

    02/17/2010 3:26:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 148+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2010 – Combined Afghan and international forces uncovered weapons caches and detained suspected insurgents during multiple operations in Afghanistan today. A security force searched a compound in Logar province after reports indicated militant activity. While searching the compound, the force captured a Taliban subcommander responsible for the movement of weapons and leading explosive attacks against Afghan and coalition troops. In another operation today, a force captured a few suspected insurgents in the Nimroz province while in pursuit of a Taliban commander operating in southern Farah province. The force detained an individual in an empty field on suspicion...
  • Report: Taliban's top military commander captured (in Karachi, Pakistan, in a raid)

    02/15/2010 9:00:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 2,009+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/15/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The Taliban's top military commander has been captured in Pakistan in a joint operation by Pakistani and U.S. intelligence forces, The New York Times reported. Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, described as the No. 2 behind Taliban founder and Osama bin Laden associate Mullah Muhammad Omar, has been in Pakistan's custody for several days, ... Baradar was captured in Karachi, Pakistan, in a raid by Pakistan's Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, with CIA operatives accompanying the Pakistanis, the Times reported. Pakistan has been leading the interrogation of Baradar, but Americans were also involved, it said. ... If confirmed, Baradar's arrest...
  • Drone makes first UK 'arrest' as police catch car thief hiding under bushes

    02/14/2010 2:56:38 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 6 replies · 444+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:36 AM on 12th February 2010 | Liz Hull
    It has been nicknamed the flying saucepan and looks an unlikely weapon in the war against crime. But yesterday it emerged that a suspected car thief had become the first person to be arrested in Britain thanks to the help of this miniature remote-controlled helicopter. The Air Robot or drone was deployed by Merseyside police after officers lost the alleged offender who had escaped on foot in thick fog.
  • Iraqi Forces Capture Terrorist Leader, Others

    02/11/2010 3:02:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 231+ views
    BAGHDAD, Feb. 11, 2010 – Iraqi Security Forces captured an explosives and assassination-cell leader and four additional suspected terrorists today during three operations here and in northern Iraq to suppress al-Qaida in Iraq, military officials said. In western Baghdad, Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched two residential buildings with court warrants for two members – one a leader -- of an AQI cell responsible for numerous assassinations and improvised explosive device attacks in the region. Iraqi Security Forces identified and arrested both men and a suspected criminal accomplice based on preliminary questioning and evidence collected at the scene. During a...
  • Forces Remove Two Taliban Commanders From Fight

    02/11/2010 3:00:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 341+ views
    KABUL, Feb. 11, 2010 – Afghan and international forces captured one Taliban commander and killed another as part of multiple operations across Afghanistan last night, military officials reported. A combined Afghan-international force searched a compound in the Wali Mohammad Shaheed district of Ghazni province after intelligence indicated militant activity there. During the search, the force captured a Taliban commander and another suspected insurgent. Meanwhile, another combined force using intelligence information stopped a vehicle in north Helmand province's Washer district. As the force approached the vehicle, the driver, who was the sole occupant, drew an AK-47 and pointed at them. The...
  • Forces Capture Subcommanders, Seize Weapons, Drugs

    02/10/2010 3:19:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 199+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2010 – Afghan and international forces captured two suspected enemy subcommanders and seized caches of weapons and drugs in recent operations in Afghanistan, military officials reported. An Afghan-international force captured a Haqqani terrorist network subcommander responsible for coordinating attacks on Afghan and coalition forces during a combined operation last night in the Sabari district of Afghanistan’s Khost province. The captured subcommander also is accused of arranging delivery of weapons to other Haqqani network operatives. The combined force also detained a pair of other suspected insurgents. In the Wali Mohammad Shaheed district of Ghazni province yesterday, a combined...
  • Iraqi Forces Capture Terrorism Suspects

    02/09/2010 4:20:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 134+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2010 – Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors arrested numerous suspected terrorists and seized enemy weapons in various operations in Iraq in recent days. Iraqi forces arrested 11 suspected al-Qaida in Iraq members -- including the suspected commander and two deputies of their cell -- in a rural area northwest of Baghdad today. The cell is believed to be responsible for maintaining weapons caches and carrying out deadly attacks against civilians and security forces. During a search, the security team found a shotgun, numerous assault rifles, packaging material used to transport explosives, a small rocket and terrorist...
  • Iraqi Forces Arrest Terrorism Suspects

    02/05/2010 3:41:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 189+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2010 – Iraqi security forces, aided by U.S. advisors, arrested seven terrorism suspects in operations in Iraq today and yesterday, military officials said. Iraqi security forces arrested a suspected terrorist today during a security operation to search for an attack cell leader in southwestern Baghdad associated with the Jaysh al-Mahdi terrorist organization. Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched three buildings for the suspected leader, who’s believed to be responsible for coordinating training in Iran for militants loyal to the terrorist organization. He also allegedly is involved in weapons smuggling and is believed to be planning rocket attacks...
  • Force Detains Suspects, Seizes Weapons in Afghanistan

    02/05/2010 3:39:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 101+ views
    KABUL, Feb. 5, 2010 – A combined Afghan and international security force detained several suspected insurgents and seized weapons and opium in recent operations, military officials reported. A combined force searched a compound south of the village of Bangluk in Kabul province’s Kalakan district last night after intelligence indicated militant activity there. The force detained “a few” suspected insurgents, officials said. Meanwhile, a combined security force arrested several suspected insurgents and confiscated a weapons cache yesterday in Kabul’s Paghman district. The cache contained 18 hand grenades, three AK-47 assault rifles, a pistol and ammunition. Elsewhere, an International Security Assistance Force...
  • Force Captures Taliban Leader, Seizes Weapons

    02/04/2010 3:28:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 171+ views
    KABUL, Feb. 4, 2010 – A combined Afghan and international security force captured a Taliban leader and seized multiple weapons in Afghanistan yesterday, military officials reported. The force searched a series of compounds around the village of Saleh Kheyl in Ghazni province’s Jaghatu district after intelligence confirmed militant activity there. The force captured a Taliban sub-commander and another insurgent responsible for conducting homemade-bomb attacks and ambushes against Afghan and international troops. The force also found multiple weapons. In Helmand, a combined security force searched a vehicle northwest of Marjah in Nad Ali district after intelligence indicated militant activity there. The...
  • Forces Detain Suspected Militants in Afghanistan

    02/02/2010 4:20:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 80+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2010 – A combined Afghan and international security force detained several suspected militants in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province during two operations yesterday. During the first operation, the combined force searched a vehicle after intelligence information indicated militant activity, and detained several people for further questioning. In the second operation, a combined force searched a vehicle and detained a man. In other operations yesterday: -- A combined force searched a compound in Khowst province after intelligence data indicated insurgent activity. During the search, the force captured a terrorist cell operator and other insurgents responsible for the movement of mines,...
  • Iraqis Capture Baghdad Cell Members, Find Weapons

    02/02/2010 3:36:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 129+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2010 – Iraqi security forces arrested a wanted Baghdad cell member and seven additional suspected terrorists, and discovered a large weapons cache during two joint security operations today in Baghdad and northern Iraq. In western Baghdad, Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched a home for a suspected al-Qaida cell leader responsible for coordinating several car bombing attacks within the capital city. Preliminary questioning and evidence collected at the scene led forces to identify and arrest the wanted man. During a separate security operation southeast of Kirkuk, the 3rd Emergency Services Unit and U.S. advisors searched several buildings...
  • Iraqis Capture Suspected Explosives-Cell Member

    02/01/2010 4:02:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 103+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2010 – Iraqi security forces arrested a wanted Baghdad explosives-cell member and a suspected accomplice today during a combined security operation in a rural area south of Baghdad. Based on tips, Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched a building complex for a suspected al-Qaida cell member who assembles car bombs used in attacks within the capital city. Preliminary questioning and evidence collected at the scene led forces to identify and arrest the wanted man and a suspected accomplice. In operations Jan. 30: -- In western Baghdad, Iraqi forces and U.S. advisors searched a home for a suspected...
  • Iraqi Forces arrest terrorists, trainers

    01/28/2010 3:46:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 146+ views
    WASHINGTON - Iraqi Special Operations Forces, with U.S. advisors, arrested four suspected terrorists wanted on warrants southeast of Baghdad, Jan. 25. The suspects allegedly are affiliated with an al-Qaida terrorist cell in central Iraq. They are wanted for conducting attacks against Iraqis and U.S. forces, as well as training suicide bombers. Two of the suspects were women believed to be training to conduct suicide missions using car bombs. In other operations, Jan. 25, Iraqi Security Forces arrested two suspected terrorists during a combined operation in southeastern Baghdad to arrest a terrorist cell leader. The cell leader is suspected of kidnappings...
  • Operation Targets Explosives Operator in Afghanistan

    01/27/2010 3:18:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 226+ views
    KABUL, Jan. 27, 2010 – Two insurgents, including a senior explosives operator, were killed during an operation conducted by a combined Afghanistan and international security force near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border early Jan. 25, military officials reported today. The combined force went to an area in Afghanistan’s Helmand province where the insurgents had collected a large amount of fertilizer containing ammonium nitrate, a key ingredient used to create homemade bombs. The material was placed on a truck and driven north toward central Helmand. Afghan forces set up a roadblock about 30 miles from the border and stopped the vehicle. As forces...
  • Combined Forces Capture Insurgents Across Afghanistan

    01/26/2010 4:34:17 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 181+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2010 – Afghan and international forces captured multiple insurgents, including a Taliban cell leader, in operations across five Afghan provinces last night, military officials reported. A combined Afghan-International Security Assistance Force unit searched a compound in a rural area of the Nawa district of Helmand province and captured a Taliban cell leader responsible for improvised explosive attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. The assault force also detained a pair of insurgents. In Kandahar, a combined force searched compounds in western Kandahar City and captured a Taliban operator and other insurgents responsible for weapons movement and coordinating assassinations...