27 Jun 2007

PR# 2007-482

Known Taliban extremist area cleared

URUZGAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan A known Taliban extremist area was successfully cleared 26 June here.

ISAF, in support of Afghan National Security Forces, continues to conduct operations within southern Afghanistan, successfully disrupting Taliban extremists in the area.

During the operation, ISAF identified Taliban fighters and engaged them, resulting in the death of several extremists.  Indications are that there were no known civilian casualties.

These operations continue to deny Taliban extremist leaders the chance to plan activities which cause harm to innocent civilians.  By continuing these successful operations, ISAF is helping to bring a safer and more stable future to the local population, officials said.

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