Friday, December 19, 2008

Afghanistan: On Ground Updates - December 19, 2008

On Ground Updates
KABUL, Afghanistan
Posted Dec. 18, 2008

Afghan National Army commandos, assisted by coalition forces, detained an insurgent leader and two other militants in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, military officials reported.

The commandos, acting on credible information, conducted a raid on a compound in the Behsood district of Nangarhar province that served as a transit point for various insurgent groups. During a search, the commandos detained three militants -- Abdul Wahid, Raz Gul and a man known only as Haider. All three identified themselves during questioning.

Wahid is believed to be responsible for numerous attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and facilitating insurgent activities throughout Nangarhar province. Gul and his brother, Haider, are suspected weapons smugglers and suppliers for insurgent fighters in Konar province.

The commandos encountered no resistance during the detention process, and no shots were fired. They safeguarded six women and 17 children during the operation.

.DoD’s American Forces Press Service News Article - Taken from a U.S. Forces Afghanistan news release
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