14 Jun. 2009
PR# 2009-425

Mirabad operations keep pressure on insurgents

KABUL, Afghanistan - Three days of continuous operations against insurgents by Afghan security forces and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers in the Mirabad area have yielded significant results.

Search and clear operations, supported by precision close air support, have resulted in the death or detention of a number of insurgents, and the confiscation of weapons, ammunition, explosives and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) components.

The removal of these dangerous items has significantly limited the insurgents’ capacity to harm innocent Afghans in Uruzgan province.  

“The confiscation of explosives and IED components used by insurgents is good news for the people of Mirabad and Uruzgan,” said Brigadier-General Richard Blanchette, ISAF Spokesman. “IEDs are indiscriminate and deadly devices that insurgents use to kill and injure innocent Afghans and security forces."

Security forces and ISAF make exceptional efforts to avoid civilian casualties.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
Tel: +93 (0)799 51 1155 - Mobile: 0093 (0) 799 55 8291 pressoffice@hq.isaf.nato.int - www.nato.int/isaf/