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ISAF Joint Command Morning operational update - May 11, 2012


For Immediate Release

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 11) — An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a Taliban facilitator in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, today.

The facilitator provides weapons, ammunition and roadside bomb-making materials to insurgents. He also transports funds for senior Taliban leaders operating in central Helmand.

The security force detained multiple suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:


In Tarnek wa Jaldak district, Zabul province, an Afghan-led security force supported by coalition troops conducted an operation to capture a Taliban facilitator today. The facilitator supplies weapons, ammunition, and equipment to insurgents for attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces. He also coordinates the movement of suicide bombers for attacks within Daman district. Multiple suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.

A combined Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to search suspected narcotics-processing facilities in Baghran district, Helmand province, Tuesday. As the combined force reached the area, insurgents opened fire with small arms. The security force returned fire, killing several insurgents. A subsequent search of the area discovered a drug cache containing 330 pounds of morphine base, more than 400 pounds of opium, 880 pounds of poppy seeds, and more than 2,000 pounds of drug-processing materials. Several improvised explosive device-making materials and small arms weapons were also discovered. The security force destroyed the drug related materials and weapons at the scene without further incident.