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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update, July 8

For Immediate Release
KABUL, Afghanistan (July 8, 2012) — An Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban leader in Zharay district, Kandahar province, Friday.
The apprehended Taliban leader is an explosives expert and has directed several improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the province.
Prior to his arrest, he had acquired multiple explosive components for future insurgent attacks.
The security force also detained several suspected insurgents as a result of this operation.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
Afghan and coalition forces confirmed today an insurgent detained during a June 28 security operation in Kandahar district, Kandahar province, was a Taliban leader and improvised explosive device specialist. The leader led a cell of insurgents on multiple attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to detain a senior Taliban recruiter in Now Zad district, Helmand province, today. The insurgent recruiter serves as a Taliban leader in Washer district and operates in direct contact with senior Taliban leaders throughout the region. During the operation several suspected insurgents were detained.
An Afghan and coalition security force detained one suspected insurgent during an operation to arrest a Taliban leader in Rashidan district, Ghazni province, today. The Taliban leader controls more than 50 insurgents and has directed attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout Ghazni in recent months.

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