KABUL, Afghanistan–(ENEWSPF)–May 3, 2013 – An Afghan and coalition security force killed a senior insurgent leader, Jamal, who had ties to both the Taliban and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. Three other insurgents were killed and detained two insurgents during the operation in Burkah district, Baghlan province, today.
As the security force approached Jamal’s location, a group of fighters opened fire on the Afghan and coalition troops. The security force returned fire, killing Jamal and three other insurgents.
Also known as Mullah Zabiullah, Jamal was the second highest ranking insurgent official in Burkah district. His cell of terrorists is responsible for a significant number of attacks, including suicide bombings, against Afghan civilians throughout Baghlan and Takhar provinces. The leader himself was personally responsible for recruiting and training Afghans in insurgency operations and targeting Afghan officials for kidnappings and executions. He also played a significant role in linking Taliban and IMU fighters in Baghlan, working as a mediator and coordinating operations between the two networks.
The security force also seized four AK-47s and ammunition as a result of the operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
During an operation in Nesh district, Kandahar province today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and three other insurgents. The leader has operational control over a group of fighters responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in multiple districts throughout Kandahar province. He also procures and distributes weapons and military equipment to subordinate fighters. The security force also seized an AK-47, three magazines and ammunition as a result of the operation.
Commandos of 2nd Company, 7th Special Operations Kandak killed three insurgents who were emplacing an improvised explosive device and discovered a cache of weapons and drugs during a cordon and search operation in the vicinity of Tormah village, Sangin district, Helmand province, yesterday. The insurgents attacked the Commandos while they were conducting a unilateral cordon and search operation. The cache consisted of several grenades, one AK-47, three AK-47 magazines, and 122kg of opium. All seized items were collected, processed and transferred to Afghan law enforcement officials.
During an operation in Waygal district, Nuristan province yesterday, an Afghan and coalition security force killed a senior leader with ties to the Taliban and other terrorist networks, Mohammad Issa, and one other insurgent. Issa, also known as Emirati, was in charge of training Taliban fighters and leaders responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He also had a history of hosting transitory international terrorist in his home prior to them engaging in terrorist activities.
An Afghan and coalition security force wounded one insurgent during an operation in search of the ranking Taliban military leader in Ghaziabad district, Kunar province, yesterday. The leader oversees all Taliban military activity in the district. He works directly with high-level Taliban officials in order to develop strategic-level guidance for his network of fighters. He has also planned and conducted multiple attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, and has a history of kidnapping Afghan civilians.
During an operation in search of a Taliban facilitator in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested three insurgents. The Taliban facilitator provides logistical support to senior Taliban leaders throughout western Nangarhar province. He organizes the purchase, transfer and delivery of weapons to support the Taliban insurgency, and has sold rockets used in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. The security force also seized one pistol, one rifle and one shotgun as a result of the operation.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested one insurgent during an operation in search of a senior Taliban leader in Sayyidabad district, Wardak province, today. The leader has operational control of a group of fighters responsible for a wide range of insurgent activity. He and his fighters have conducted numerous ambushes and other attacks against Afghan and coalition fighters. He also facilitates the movement of weapons and other military equipment to local insurgent cells, and is involved in the construction and employment of improvised explosive devices. During the operation, insurgents within the senior leader’s compound opened fire on the Afghan and coalition troops. The security force returned fire, killing one.
During an operation in Matun district, Khost province today, an Afghan and coalition security force arrested an insurgent leader affiliated with both the Taliban and the Taj Mir Jawad networks and three other insurgents. The leader is involved in high-profile attack planning and coordination for an insurgent network located in Logar province. He is responsible for improvised explosive device operations, multiple attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He was also directly involved in a high-profile suicide attack in Kabul on Feb. 27 that wounded eight individuals. The security force also seized one pistol as a result of the operation.
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader and two other insurgents during an operation in Gardez district, Paktiya province, today. The leader leads a group of fighters responsible for ambushes and improvised explosive device attacks on Afghan and coalition forces. He has also recently engaged in a campaign of robberies against Afghan civilian shops, and is vital to weapons facilitation operations in Paktiya province. The security force also seized an AK-47 and five magazines as a result of the operation.