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Coalition forces detain three Taliban militants in Ghazni

Release No: UNRELEASED Nov. 24, 2008 PRINT | E-MAIL

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November 22, 2008                                                                            

Release Number 20082211-01  

Coalition forces detain three Taliban militants in Ghazni   

KABUL, Afghanistan – Coalition forces detained three suspected militants including the targeted individual during an operation to disrupt the Taliban terrorist network in Ghazni, Friday. 

The force searched a compound in Waghez District targeting a local Taliban commander.  This militant is known to be in direct contact with senior Taliban leaders in the region who facilitate the movement of foreign fighters and coordinate terrorist activities. 

The force searched the compound without incident while protecting nine women and ten children during the operation.   

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