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Published: Thursday, 22 November 2012 13:53
Written by ISAF
For Immediate Release
ISAF Joint Command morning operational update
KABUL, Afghanistan (Nov. 22) – Afghan and coalition forces confirmed today the deaths of three Taliban senior leaders to include the number one Taliban leader in western Logar province, during a security operation in Logar province Wednesday.
At the time of his death, Abu Baker was the number one Taliban leader in western Logar province who facilitated weapons to insurgents throughout western Logar, planned attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and was directly involved in foreign fighter facilitation.
Bashir was a Taliban leader involved in the Aug. 7 suicide vehicle improvised explosive device attack on Forward Operating Base Shank, and directly linked to the final, pre-execution stages of planning for an impending vehicle-borne IED attack targeting Afghan and coalition forces in Logar province.
Taliban leader, Zarqawi, facilitated weapons in order to execute numerous attacks on Afghan and coalition forces to include IED, direct and indirect fire.
During the operation, a number of additional insurgents were killed, one suspected insurgent was detained and the security force seized several rocket-propelled grenades and multiple assault rifles.
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