Coalition forces maintain pressure on terrorist network in Kabul
Written by Headquarters United States Forces Afghanistan
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Release Number 20082312-01
December 23, 2008
KABUL, Afghanistan – Coalition forces killed six armed militants and detained three suspected militants during an operation to diminish the Taliban’s terrorist network in Kabul province, Monday.
The operation in Sorobi (Sorubi) District, approximately 60 km northeast of Kabul City, targeted a Taliban militant believed to conduct terrorist activities throughout the Kabul, Laghman and Kapisa provinces. Carrying out orders from senior Taliban leaders, both in Afghanistan and abroad, the militants directed roadside bomb attacks, and moved foreign fighters and weapons into the region.
As Coalition forces approached the militant’s compound they were engaged by small-arms fire. The force returned fire killing two armed militants. During the search of the buildings, Coalition forces again came under fire from armed militants inside the building. The force engaged the armed militants and killed them while protecting 21 women and 30 children.
During the operation, the force discovered multiple AK-47s and other military equipment. These items were destroyed to prevent future use.
“Coalition forces will continue to aggressively pursue those who bring harm to Afghan civilians,” said Col. Jerry O’Hara, U.S. Forces Afghanistan spokesperson. “Safety and security are at the forefront of every Coalition forces’ operation.”