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Press Release | Dec. 5, 2008

Coalition forces target terrorist network in Kapisa and detain four

By None , U.S. Forces - Afghanistan


December 5, 2008

Release Number 20080512-01

Coalition forces target terrorist network in Kapisa and detain four

KABUL, Afghanistan – Coalition forces detained four suspected militants during an operation to disrupt the Hizb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG) terrorist network in Kapisa province, Thursday.

The operation in Tagab District, located about 50 km northeast of Kabul, targeted a HIG commander known to facilitate the movement of weapons and foreign fighters into the region.  Intelligence also suggests the commander is responsible for planning and coordinating attacks against innocent civilians, GIRoA and Coalition forces.

A force searched the compound without incident, and protected ten women and twenty children while detaining four suspected militants.

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United States Forces Afghanistan’s mission, in coordination with NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, is to conduct operations to defeat terrorist networks and insurgents by developing effective governance and building the Afghan National Security Force.  Effective security throughout the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan facilitates continued regional stability and increases economic development for the people of Afghanistan.

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