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Thursday, November 29, 2012

NEWS FROM AFGHANISTAN FOR NOVEMBER 29, 2012

Photo Credit:  U.S. Army

FROM: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Combined Force Arrests District-level Taliban Leader
From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 29, 2012 - A combined Afghan and coalition security force arrested a district-level Taliban leader in Afghanistan's Kandahar province today, military officials reported.

The arrested insurgent leader had been in charge of coordinating the storage and transfer of Taliban weapons and ammunition, officials said, and also oversaw the construction of improvised explosive devices.

In other recent Afghanistan operations:
-- Coalition forces in Helmand province found and destroyed 538 pounds of heroin.

-- An Afghan security force, supported by coalition troops, killed several insurgents and detained two others in Laghman province Nov. 27.

-- A Taliban facilitator who oversaw the construction and emplacement of IEDs was arrested in Kandahar province Nov. 26.