07 Oct 2007

PR# 2007-671

Operation nabs Taliban commander in Helmand

Kabul, Afghanistan – ISAF conducted a successful detention operation against a senior Taliban commander in Helmand Province this morning.

The Taliban group targeted in the operation had been planning further attacks against the ANSF, ISAF and Coalition Forces.

The operation follows on from a series of severe blows against the Taliban command in the last months, most notable being the death of Mullah Dadullah.  These operations are aimed at impacting on the ability of the Taliban to plan and coordinate its attacks.

There were no reported civilian casualties during the operation.

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