KABUL, Afghanistan–(ENEWSPF)–February 13, 2013 – Afghan and coalition forces killed Taliban leader, Shadi Mama, during an operation in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, Tuesday.
Shadi Mama was a Taliban leader operating in the Marjeh and Trek Nawa areas of Helmand province. He was responsible for improvised explosive device and direct fire attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He facilitated heavy weapons to insurgents operating throughout Nad ‘Ali district.
During the operation, the security force positively identified Shadi Mama engaging in nefarious activity in an isolated area away from civilians. The security force conducted a precision strike, killing him.
A post-strike assessment determined no civilians were harmed and no property was damaged as a result of the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
An Afghan and coalition force killed Taliban leader, Mojib, during a security operation in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, today. Mojib, also known as Mansoor, conducted direct fire attacks against Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials as well as Afghan and coalition forces. He was directly associated with Taliban senior leadership operating in Khugyani district. He procured rocket-propelled grenades to be used in an attack on a coalition aircraft. During the operation, the security force seized multiple assault rifles with associated gear, several grenades and a pistol.
Afghan and coalition forces killed two insurgents during an operation in Ghaziabad district, Kunar province, Tuesday. During the operation, the security force observed two individuals engaged in insurgent activity. The security force engaged the insurgents with a precision strike, killing both. A post-operation assessment determined no civilians were harmed and no civilian property was damaged during the operation.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader in Terayzai district, Khost province, today. The detained Haqqani leader is accused of conducting direct fire and IED attacks as well as kidnapping operations throughout Terayzai district. The security force also detained two suspected insurgents and seized multiple grenades, an assault rifle with associated ammunition, an Afghan National Army (ANA) uniform and two ANA identification cards as a result of the operation.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator in Maiwand district, Kandahar province, Tuesday. The detained Taliban facilitator was is believed responsible for coordinating and conducting insurgent operations throughout Shah Wali Kot district, to include oversight of the acquisition of supplies and lethal aid to insurgents for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.