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Combined Force Kills Insurgent Leader

From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 5, 2012 – An Afghan and coalition security force killed insurgent leader Mohammed Yar Gul and two other insurgents during an operation in the Watahpur district of Afghanistan’s Kunar province yesterday, military officials reported.

Mohammed Yar Gul coordinated the movement of insurgent fighters throughout Kunar province, officials said. He was directly involved in suicide attack operations in the region and planned and conducted improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the Watahpur district.

In other Afghanistan operations yesterday:

-- A combined force killed Nasrullah, a district-level Taliban leader, during an operation in the Mazar-e-Sharif district of Balkh province. Nasrullah, also known as Hijran, had directed and coordinated insurgent attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the Chahar Bolak district. The security force also killed one other insurgent and seized IED-making material.

-- A combined force detained an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan facilitator in the Kunduz district of Kunduz province. The facilitator oversaw the transfer of IED-making material to insurgents and directed the emplacement of IEDs against Afghan and coalition forces. The security force also detained one other suspect.



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