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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

NEWS FROM AFGHANISTAN FOR MARCH 5, 2013

U.S. Marines conduct a combat logistics patrol to support Operation Dynamic Partnership in the village of Shurakay in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Feb. 15, 2013. The Marines are assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 2. Several units joined in the operation to retrograde all U.S. military equipment and personnel from the village. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena

FROM: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Combined Force Arrests Taliban Facilitator in Kandahar
From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 5, 2013 - An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator and detained two other insurgents during an operation in Kandahar City in Afghanistan's Kandahar province today, military officials reported.

The arrested Taliban facilitator is linked to directing suicide attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout the province, officials said. He's also linked to the deaths of Afghan civilians.

 
In Afghanistan operations yesterday:

-- A combined force arrested a Taliban facilitator and detained four other insurgents in the Panjwa'i district of Kandahar province. The arrested Taliban facilitator is accused of importing and distributing homemade explosive material and narcotics in the district, and securing funding for insurgent activity against Afghan and coalition forces.

-- In the Ghaziabad district of Kunar province, a combined force killed four insurgents and wounded three others during a security operation.