Coalition forces disrupt Haqqani network in Paktia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Headquarters United States Forces Afghanistan   
Friday, 12 December 2008

KABUL, Afghanistan – Coalition forces detained nine suspected militants during an operation to disrupt the Haqqani terrorist network in Khost province, Thursday.

The operation in Zadran District, located approximately 135 km south of Kabul, targeted a Haqqani militant believed to assist with the movement of Islamic Jihadist Union (IJU) and other foreign fighters into Paktia.  Intelligence also suggests the militant is in direct contact with other senior Haqqani leaders who plan and coordinate roadside bomb and other malicious attacks against innocent civilians, GIRoA and Coalition forces.

Coalition forces searched the targeted compound without incident, and detained nine suspected militants while protecting 11 women and 27 children.

“Every time Coalition forces take down a terrorist network, the safer Afghanistan becomes,” said Col. Jerry O’Hara, U.S. Forces Afghanistan spokesperson.  “Our focus is to partner with Afghan security forces to improve security for the Afghan people so that many other critical efforts can take hold like development, rule of law and good governance.

 
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