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  • Sources: Eric Frein captured

    10/30/2014 3:39:34 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 176 replies
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  • Here Is Everything We Know — And Don’t — About The Israeli Soldier Hamas Says It Captured

    07/20/2014 4:52:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    BuzzFeed, ^ | 7/20/14 | Sheera Frenkel
    A hooded figure identifying himself only as Abu Obaida appeared on Palestinian television Sunday night to announce that the group had kidnapped an Israeli soldier. Israeli military experts immediately disputed the report. The Al Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, claimed Sunday night that they had captured an Israeli soldier named Shaul Aron. The group released his ID number and photos as evidence of his capture. The soldier was named as 21-year-old Shaul Aron, a Golani brigade infantryman. The Israeli military spokesperson refused to confirm or deny rumors that a soldier had been captured, and told BuzzFeed,
  • Spain arrests French 'Al-Qaeda' terror suspect

    05/04/2014 6:53:31 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin
    the local (France) ^ | 01 May 2014 10:44 GMT+02:00
    Police in Spain arrested a French-Algerian man suspected of fighting for Al-Qaeda-linked groups in Syria, the Spanish interior ministry said on Wednesday. Spanish officers with the help of French police seized Abdelmalek Tanem, 24, in the southern city of Almeria on Wednesday afternoon, the ministry said in a statement. They said he was thought to have carried out "terrorist activities" in Syria with two jihadist factions: the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and the Al-Nusra Front. He is suspected of serving as a "combatant" as well as a "facilitator" on the Syria-Turkey border helping other Europeans travel...
  • Eleven Arrested over Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight

    05/04/2014 1:22:20 AM PDT · by moose07 · 50 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/4/2014 | By Tova Dvorin
    Eleven Al Qaeda-linked terrorists were arrested in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, according to the Daily Mail, in connection to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in March. The eleven, whose ages range from 22 to 55 and include students, business professionals, odd-job workers and even a young widow, are being questioned intensively over the flight after an investigation by several intelligence organizations. Despite repeated denials that the flight's disappearance was a terror attack, Malaysian officials finally admitted after the arrests that the new development raises the possibility of Al Qaeda's involvement. "The possibility that the plane was diverted by...
  • They Saw Three Teens Trying to Break Into Their Neighbor’s House — Then They Armed Themselves

    02/04/2014 3:46:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1 February, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    When residents of an Alabama town spotted three teens trying to break into a neighbors house in the middle of the day, they of course contacted police…but they didn’t just kick back and watch the action play out, either. They armed themselves and confronted them. With that, all three teens ran from the house on Mountain Laurel Drive in Pinson, but the neighbors chased them into nearby woods, according to AL.com. They managed to hold one, a 17-year-old, at gunpoint. Two others fled on foot but were captured more than a mile away on Highway 75.
  • Officers surround house where shooting suspect is holed up (Captured)

    10/26/2013 7:08:25 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 8 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/26/2013 | Ed Fletcher
    SACRAMENTO, Calif.-A sporadic gunbattle lasting late into the night Friday in southwest Roseville wounded four law enforcement officers after a failed afternoon attempt to take in a wanted parolee by Roseville officers teamed with a federal agent. As of late Friday, the suspect, identified as Sammy Duran, 32, was holed up in the house. None of the injuries to officers appear to be life-threatening, authorities said. Roseville city officials said Duran is a wanted parolee who has lived in Roseville for some time and with whom police have had previous contact. "He didn't want to go to jail. He is...
  • More arrests in Boston bombing case? Update: KDKA report confirming Mirror account?

    04/21/2013 11:44:13 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 71 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11:31 am on April 21, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The death of one suspected bomber and the capture of the other on Friday in the Boston Marathon bombing may not be the end of arrests in the case.  Yesterday afternoon, FBI and DHS agents arrived at the same New Bedford apartment complex where they had detained three people in the Friday manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, this time taking two away in handcuffs: Agents wearing FBI and Department of Homeland Security jackets detained two men at the Hidden Brook apartment complex just hours after releasing three people believed to be associated with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.A neighbor who...
  • South Utah authorities arrest alleged 'mountain man'

    04/03/2013 6:50:24 AM PDT · by Utah Binger · 37 replies
    Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 4/03/2013 | Paul Foy AP
    MANTI -- For six years Troy James Knapp eluded authorities, moving from cabin to cabin across the Utah mountains, taking food and weapons and leaving notes to brag about it. It all ended Tuesday as lawmen made what they called a surprisingly easy capture outside a remote cabin after the suspect fired off a few harmless shots. "He was laughing with our guys. He said, `Boy, you really snuck up on me,'" said Sevier County Sheriff Nathan Curtis. "He threw his rifle down in the snow and said, `You got me.'"The 45-year-old survivalist is suspected of burglarizing dozens of Utah...
  • Fugitive Alberto Morales shot, killed near Grapevine Lake

    02/16/2013 6:22:06 AM PST · by ken in texas · 45 replies
    WFAA TV Web site ^ | Feb 16 2013 | JASON WHITELY
    GRAPEVINE — After an intensive four-day manhunt, fugitive Alberto Morales was shot and killed near Grapevine Lake late Friday night, according to Grapevine police. Morales — considered armed and extremely dangerous — had been at large after stabbing a Miami-Dade County detective with a pair of eyeglasses Monday night as he was in transit to Las Vegas for a trial.The violent escape happened in the parking lot of a Walmart store in Grapevine.
  • Combined Force Captures Taliban Commander

    02/02/2012 3:37:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2012 – An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader and detained an additional suspected insurgent during an operation in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province today, military officials reported. The leader directed roadside-bomb attacks against Afghan forces throughout the district, officials said. In Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- In the Darah-ye district of Kunar province, a combined patrol found and destroyed about 880 pounds of hashish. In Jan. 31 operations: -- An Afghan-led and coalition-supported force detained two suspects and seized and destroyed two anti-tank mines, heavy machine gun ammunition and bomb components...
  • Combined Force Captures Taliban Leader

    02/02/2012 3:33:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2012 – An Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader today in the Kandahar district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, military officials reported. The leader executed attacks against coalition forces in the Tarnek wa Jaldak district of Zabul province, officials said. Multiple suspected insurgents were detained during the operation. In other Afghanistan operations today: -- An Afghan-led and coalition-supported force in Kandahar’s Maiwand district captured a Taliban leader who operated an attack cell in Helmand province and conducted attacks in the Nahr-e Saraj and Sangin districts. In operations yesterday: -- In the Shah Joy and Qalat...
  • Combined Force Captures Taliban Facilitator

    01/30/2012 3:49:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2012 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban facilitator and detained several suspected insurgents during an operation in the Lashkar Gah district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province today, military officials reported. The facilitator distributed weapons and explosives to insurgent fighters and coordinated roadside bomb attacks against Afghan forces throughout the area, officials said. In other Afghanistan operations today: -- A combined force in the Jalrayz district of Wardak province captured a Taliban facilitator who distributed homemade explosives and weapons to insurgent fighters throughout the Maidan Shahr district. -- In the Khost district of Khost...
  • Combined Force Captures al-Qaida Facilitator

    01/30/2012 3:42:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2012 – An Afghan and coalition security force captured an al-Qaida facilitator in the Gardez district of Afghanistan’s Paktia province today, military officials reported. The facilitator coordinated insurgent activity t and provided reports to senior al-Qaida leaders in Pakistan, officials said. No civilians were harmed. In other Afghanistan operations today: -- A combined patrol found about 5,559 pounds of marijuana in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province. -- In the Qalander district of Khost province, a combined force detained several suspects and seized grenades and assault rifles while searching for a Haqqani network leader who attacks Afghan...
  • Coalition Force Captures Taliban Leader

    01/11/2012 3:15:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2012 – An Afghan-led and coalition-supported force captured a Taliban facilitator in the Ghazni district of Afghanistan’s Ghazni province today, military officials reported. The facilitator planned roadside-bomb attacks and distributed heavy weaponry throughout province. Multiple additional suspected insurgents were detained during the operation. In Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- A coalition patrol detained four suspects and discovered several drugs and weapons caches in the Reg-e Khan Neshin district of Helmand province. The caches totalled about 660 pounds of various compounds used to make homemade explosives, various bomb components and about 110 pounds of marijuana seeds. The security force...
  • Combined Forces Capture Taliban Leaders in Afghanistan

    01/09/2012 3:23:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2012 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured two Taliban facilitators and detained a suspected insurgent in the Khugyani district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province today, military officials reported. The facilitators distributed weapons and supplies to insurgent fighters and coordinated attacks throughout the district. The security force confiscated multiple weapons during the operation. In other news in Afghanistan today: -- In Helmand province’s Nahr-e Saraj district, a combined force captured a Taliban leader who directed the placement of roadside bombs and coordinated attacks against coalition forces. The force also seized about 10 pounds of hashish. --...
  • L.A. Arsonist Person of Interest Detained (LAPD Chief confident we found our man)

    01/02/2012 11:19:59 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 80 replies
    http://www.tmz.com/2012/01/02/la-arson-arrested-arsonist/#.TwH-s3LeuuI | 1/2/2012 | tmz.com
    LAPD officers swarmed and handcuffed what they described as a "person of interest" in the Los Angeles arsonist spree that has left thousands of residents scared out of their wits for days. Fire officials say "it is too early to speculate" if this is the person responsible for the fires. Police have already released surveillance video showing the alleged suspect -- a ponytailed Steven Seagal lookalike (below). As you can see in our video ... the man in custody sports a ponytail Cops previously said 39 fires could be linked to the recent rash of arsons ... and another...
  • Combined Force Captures Taliban Leader

    11/23/2011 1:22:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 23, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force today captured a Taliban leader and four associates in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, military officials reported. Wali Mohammad and four companions were returning to Afghanistan from Pakistan, officials said. The security force received information that the Taliban leader was visiting southern Afghanistan after being in hiding in Pakistan for several years. Mohammad directed attacks that killed multiple civilians in southern Afghanistan. He also is linked to high-level Taliban leaders within the insurgents’ network. Some bomb-making materials were confiscated during the operation. Also, a...
  • 'Shalit Deal Terrorist' Wounded, in IDF Hands

    11/19/2011 3:48:43 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/11/11 | Gil Ronen
    A terrorist released in the Shalit deal is reportedly hospitalized and under IDF guard. According to the family of a Jewish man hospitalized at Hadassah in Jerusalem, he has recently had to share his room with a terrorist who was apparently shot in the course of IDF counter-terror activity. The terrorist is under constant police and IDF guard. The relatives told Arutz Sheva that they have been told that the terrorist was freed in the recent Shalit deal, and was recaptured after engaging in terror activity against Israel. This claim is currently uncorroborated. The family members claim that the Arab...
  • Combined Force Detains Several Insurgents

    11/18/2011 1:54:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 18, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained multiple suspected insurgents during an operation in the Nawah-ye Barakzai district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province yesterday, military officials reported. The force conducted the operation after receiving a tip that insurgent leaders were meeting at a compound in the area. After calling for the men inside to come out peacefully, the insurgents emerged and were detained without incident. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- In the Now Zad district of Helmand province, a combined force discovered a weapons cache containing three rocket-propelled grenades, multiple improvised explosive device...
  • Combined Force Captures Taliban Facilitator

    11/17/2011 5:43:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 17, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban facilitator in the Daman district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province yesterday, military officials reported. The facilitator coordinated with insurgent leaders to plan and conduct roadside bomb and suicide attacks in the province. The security force also detained two suspected insurgents. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- A combined patrol burned a marijuana field containing about 500 pounds of the drug in the Reg-e Khan Neshin district of Helmand province. -- In the Arghandab district of Kandahar province, a combined force seized a weapons cache containing...
  • Combined Force Captures Haqqani Network Leader

    11/04/2011 2:48:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Haqqani network leader and detained a suspected insurgent during an operation in the Zarghun Shahr district of Afghanistan’s Paktika province yesterday, military officials reported. The Haqqani leader operated a fighter cell in the Zarghun Shahr district, officials said. He also directed attacks against Afghan forces in western Paktika province. The security force seized two assault rifles during the operation. In Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- In the Nawah-ye Barakzai district of Helmand province, a combined force detained multiple suspects while searching for a Taliban leader. The insurgent...
  • Combined Forces Kill 11 Insurgents, Detain 15 Suspects

    10/28/2011 3:21:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces killed 11 insurgents, detained 15 suspected individuals and seized a weapons cache during operations across eastern Afghanistan yesterday, military officials reported. In Kunar province’s Nari district, three insurgents were killed after they were spotted before a rocket attack against a coalition base. Another three insurgents were killed by airstrikes after they attacked a coalition observation post in the Bar Kunar district. Three more insurgents were killed in the Khost district center of Khost province after they engaged Afghan forces with mortar rounds. Two other insurgents were killed during an airstrike in...
  • Combined Force Captures Haqqani Network Leader

    10/26/2011 4:32:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Haqqani network leader in the Sabari district of Afghanistan’s Khost province yesterday, military officials reported. The Haqqani leader distributed bombs and coordinated attacks against Afghan forces. Several suspects were detained during the operation. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- In the Aliabad district of Kunduz province, a combined force detained two suspects while searching for a Taliban leader who coordinates attacks with other insurgents in Afghanistan and Pakistan. -- A combined force detained multiple suspects during a search for a Taliban leader in the Marja district...
  • Combined Force Captures Insurgent Facilitator

    10/25/2011 3:49:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a facilitator for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan terrorist organization, along with two other suspected insurgents, in the Bangi district of Afghanistan’s Takhar province yesterday, military officials reported. The facilitator had coordinated attacks against Afghan government officials in northern Afghanistan, officials said. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- A combined force detained two suspects during a search for a Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin and Taliban leader in the Alingar district of Laghman province. The insurgent leader plans attacks against Afghan forces. Six rocket-propelled grenade boosters were confiscated. --...
  • Combined Force Detains Multiple Insurgent Suspects

    10/20/2011 2:54:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force today detained multiple suspected insurgents during a search for a Taliban leader in the Wali Muhammad Shahid Khugyani district of Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, military officials reported. The leader coordinates and plans insurgent attacks in Ghazni province. Also today, a combined patrol confiscated a cache of explosives in Zabul province. The patrol was conducting a clearing operation in the village of Arel when it came upon the cache located near an improvised explosive device. The cache contained two containers with 88 pounds of explosive material, 26 pounds of ammonium...
  • Gaddafi Captured in Sirte

    10/20/2011 5:18:50 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 39 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 20, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Libya's transitional council says 'Muammar Gaddafi captured' in his hometown of Sirte, which just fell yesterday.  Injured in both legs but still alive, the deposed dictator was thought to have been holed-up in the vast southern deserts of the country...  More at the (UK) Mirror -here-
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Detain Insurgents

    10/13/2011 5:30:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 13, 2011 – A combined Afghan and International Security Assistance Force team detained multiple suspected insurgents during an operation in search of a Taliban leader in southern Afghanistan yesterday, military officials reported. The force was searching in the Musa Qalah district of Helmand province for the leader, who places mines throughout the region and uses military uniforms in ambush attacks against Afghan forces. Also yesterday, combined forces detained multiple insurgents in a separate operation in Helmand’s Kajaki district while searching for a Taliban leader who distributes explosives for insurgent attacks and oversees the taxation of illegal narcotic...
  • Force Captures Senior Haqqani [Taliban al-qaeda] Leader in Afghanistan

    10/03/2011 4:09:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured the Haqqani network’s senior leader in Afghanistan during a security operation in the Jani Khel district of Afghanistan’s Paktia province, military officials reported. Security forces detained Haji Mali Khan, uncle of Siraj and Badruddin Haqqani and the senior Haqqani commander in Afghanistan, on Sept. 27, officials said. He was one of the highest-ranking members of the Haqqani network and a revered elder of the Haqqani clan, they added. Mali Khan reportedly worked directly under Siraj Haqqani. He managed bases, had oversight of operations in both Afghanistan and...
  • Combined Force Captures Two Taliban Leaders

    09/29/2011 4:47:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured two Taliban leaders, detained several suspects and seized hundreds of pounds of heroin in the Ghorak district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province yesterday, military officials reported. One captured Taliban leader planned and coordinated roadside-bomb attacks against Afghan security forces. The second insurgent leader was a Taliban-appointed judge in the Ghorak district. The combined force also seized 400 pounds of heroin. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- A combined force captured a Taliban facilitator and one suspect in the Balkh district of Balkh province. The facilitator provided supplies to...
  • Combined Force Detains 7 Suspected Insurgents [Taliban]

    09/22/2011 3:17:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained seven suspected insurgents during a search for an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan suicide bomber in the Imam Sahib district of Afghanistan’s Kunduz province yesterday, military officials reported. The sought-after suicide bomber coordinates the purchase and movement of weapons, roadside bombs and suicide bombers from Takhar to Kunduz provinces. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- A coalition force discovered 10 improvised explosive devices while patrolling near a village in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province. The force cordoned off the area and called in an explosive ordnance...
  • Afghan, Coalition Troops Detain Insurgents Across Afghanistan

    09/20/2011 3:27:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 20, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces have captured numerous insurgent fighters throughout Afghanistan in recent days, and have killed several others in fire fights, military officials reported. A combined Afghan and International Security Assistance Force team killed one insurgent and detained two suspects while searching for a Taliban communications liaison in the Now Zad district of Helmand province yesterday. During the operation, the security force discovered a weapons cache consisting of a Russian PKM machine gun with 400 rounds of ammunition, multiple mortar rounds, pressure plates and an array of bomb-making materials with homemade explosives. In...
  • Combined Force Captures Suspects in Kabul Attacks

    09/15/2011 2:57:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2011 – Combined Force Captures Suspects in Kabul Attacks Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force today captured a Taliban leader in Afghanistan’s Paktiya province, military officials reported. The man and his associates are linked to multiple attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, including the Sept. 13 attacks on the NATO headquarters and the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. The man, who also planned vehicle-bomb attacks, was captured in Paktiya’s Zurmat district. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- A combined force captured a...
  • Forces Detain 3 Suspects, Find Cache

    09/12/2011 3:43:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces detained three suspects and seized a weapons cache yesterday during operations in the Regional Command East region of Afghanistan, military officials reported. The cache contained two assault rifles, 10 full magazines, one chest rack, one pistol holster and one full pistol magazine. In Sept. 10 Afghanistan operations: -- A combined Afghan and International Security Assistance Force patrol detained numerous suspected insurgents and found a cache containing narcotics during an operation in the Registan district of Kandahar province. The cache contained 2,205 pounds of dry opium, 55 pounds of wet opium, and...
  • Combined Forces Detain Multiple Insurgents

    09/08/2011 3:14:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents and wounded one yesterday while searching for a Taliban leader in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. The wanted man is suspected of supplying weapons and planning attacks against Afghan forces in the Jalalabad district. One of the suspected insurgents was shot during the operation. After receiving medical treatment for his wounds, which were not life threatening, he was detained by security forces for further questioning. In other International Security Assistance Force news from Afghanistan yesterday: - A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained two suspected...
  • Gaddafi's "Captured" Son Resurfaces Smiling, Free, and Defiant in Tripoli

    08/23/2011 12:02:44 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | Aug 23, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    The ICC was negotiating the evasive heir-apparent's transfer to The Haag already- what does this say about the enigmatic rebels we've all but installed in Tripoli? When asked, the only thing the main rebel spokesman had to say -in his best imitation of Baghdad Bob- was "This could be all lies!"... even as the elusive younger Gaddafi spoke on live television. But it is possible he actually was captured (the ICC had confirmed it) yet escaped rebel custody: in fact, the opposition forces appear astonishingly incompetent, as his oldest brother Mohammed Gaddafi -who was not an element of the regime- already bolted...
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Capture Insurgents

    08/11/2011 3:19:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces detained multiple insurgent fighters in security operations throughout Afghanistan yesterday, military officials reported. In the Maiwand district of Kandahar province, a combined force detained a Taliban leader and two of his associates. The leader coordinated attacks and distributed lethal aid to insurgents in the province’s Panjwai district. In other recent operations: -- A combined force in Kandahar province’s provincial capital yesterday detained a Taliban operator responsible for acquiring and distributing lethal weapons to insurgents in the Zhari and Panjwai districts, along with one of his associates. -- In Helmand province’s...
  • Afghan, Coalition Force Detains Haqqani Leader

    08/04/2011 2:29:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 4, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained a Haqqani network leader yesterday during a security operation in the Sperah district of Afghanistan’s Khost province, military officials reported. The detained leader was responsible for directing more than 250 fighters, including Uzbek foreign fighters, in attacks against Afghan government officials and soldiers. He also planned and coordinated several attacks on the Sperah District Center. In other Afghanistan operations yesterday: -- In the Baghlan-e Jadid district of Baghlan province, an Afghan and coalition force detained a Taliban facilitator and an associate. The detained facilitator is linked...
  • Combined Force Detains Insurgents, Seizes Weapons

    08/02/2011 3:29:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained multiple suspected insurgents while searching for a Haqqani terrorist network leader in the Mata Khan district of Afghanistan’s Paktika province yesterday, military officials reported. The target of the search is responsible for kidnappings and for attacks against Afghan forces, officials said. While searching the area, the security force confiscated a machine gun, grenades, assault rifles, bomb-making materials and chest racks. In other operations yesterday around Afghanistan: -- A combined force in Baghlan province’s Pul-e Khumri district detained a Taliban leader who directed suicide-bomb attacks against Afghan...
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Detain Suspected Insurgents

    08/01/2011 4:24:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents during an operation in the Washer district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province yesterday, military officials reported. The force was searching for a senior Taliban leader who is responsible for providing attack guidance to subordinate insurgents. In other operations yesterday: -- A combined force in Kandahar province detained a Taliban leader in Kandahar City. The leader was responsible for coordinating roadside-bomb attacks against Afghan forces. -- In Zabul province’s Shah Joy district, a combined force detained a suspected insurgent while searching for a Taliban leader responsible...
  • Combined Force Detains Suspects, Seizes Bomb Materials

    07/15/2011 3:10:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON, July 15, 2011 – An Afghan-led combined security force detained several suspected insurgents and confiscated roadside bomb materials while searching for a Taliban facilitator in the Khugyani district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province yesterday, military officials reported. The facilitator assists numerous roadside bomb cells in the district and acts as an information liaison to Taliban leadership. One roadside bomb was confiscated and safely destroyed during the operation. In other Afghanistan news yesterday: -- A combined Afghan and coalition force detained one suspect while searching for a Taliban leader in the Daman district of Kandahar province. The leader is responsible for...
  • Afghan-led Security Force Detains Insurgents

    07/13/2011 3:33:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, July 13, 2011 – An Afghan-led combined security force detained a Haqqani network leader and one suspected insurgent in the Terayzai district of Afghanistan’s Khost province yesterday, military officials reported. The leader was responsible for the distribution of weapons and supplies throughout the district, and also emplaced roadside bombs in the area. In other Afghanistan news yesterday: -- An Afghan-led combined force detained multiple suspects during a security operation targeting an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader in the Burkah district of Baghlan province. The leader was recently appointed head governing official for insurgent operations in the district. --...
  • Special Forces Capture Insurgent Bomb Maker

    07/06/2011 2:41:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    URUZGAN, Afghanistan (July 6, 2011)- Afghan National Police and their Australian Special Forces partners have captured a prominent insurgent bomb maker and several associates in a targeted operation in Uruzgan’s Mirabad Valley. On 2 July 2011, members of the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) partnered with the Provincial Response Company Uruzgan (PRC-U) conducted a cordon and search operation in a known insurgent area and detained nine individuals, one who was positively identified as a senior district level insurgent commander. The Commanding Officer of the SOTG (who cannot be named for operational security reasons) said the detention of the insurgent commander...
  • Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Leader Captured Wearing Burka

    06/28/2011 3:13:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan (June 28, 2011) – A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a senior Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader and two associates during a nighttime security operation in Kunduz district, Kunduz province, yesterday. The leader, who also supported the Taliban network, was responsible for planning attacks against the Afghan National Police. He also facilitated suicide bomb operations and coordinated attacks against other Afghan security forces. The Afghan-led security force, following several tips, located the leader at a compound in the district. The leader attempted to disguise himself as a female by wearing a burka, which is an all-enveloping...
  • Mexican police arrest drug boss "El Brad Pitt"

    06/16/2011 11:14:43 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jun 16, 2011
    (Reuters)-Mexican federal police on Thursday announced the capture of a senior crime boss linked to the powerful Juarez drug cartel known as "El Brad Pitt." In a statement, the police said they had arrested 34-year-old Marco Guzman, alias "El Brad Pitt" or "El Dos" (Number 2), a leader of the cartel's armed wing, La Linea. "It's a name given to the man by his associates. I guess they think he looks like him," a spokeswoman for federal police said, referring to
  • Afghan Local Police Detain Known IED Facilitators and Recover Two IEDs

    06/10/2011 3:27:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    BAGHLAN, Afghanistan (June 10, 2011) – Afghan Local Police detained known improvised explosive device facilitators and discovered two IEDs in Donde Ghori, Pol-e Khumri district, June 7. The ALP encountered three men attempting to place IEDs on a local route. The men fled when the ALP fired at them. The ALP later returned to the site for inspection and discovered a man hiding behind a nearby wall. The man, who is the son of a known insurgent supporter, was detained immediately, according to U.S. Special Operations Forces. Shortly after the detention, the ALP observed a taxi arriving at the scene....
  • Afghan, Coalition Force Captures Haqqani Insurgents

    06/10/2011 3:18:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    WASHINGTON, June 10, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition force yesterday captured a Haqqani network leader, a Haqqani facilitator and several of their associates during a security operation in the Orgun district of Paktika province in Afghanistan, military officials reported. The leader directs Haqqani insurgents in Sar Rowzah district. The facilitator helped senior Haqqani leaders plan attacks, as well as procuring funding and supplies. The insurgents where captured during a search of the facilitator’s compound. The force cleared the compound and the Haqqani leader, the facilitator and several other individuals were taken into custody. No shots were fired and...
  • Forces Detain Taliban Leader in Kandahar Province

    04/29/2011 4:45:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 – Combined forces yesterday detained several suspected insurgents, including a Taliban leader, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, military officials reported. Security forces in the Zharay district of Aghansitan’s Kandahar province captured the Taliban leader and several of his associates. The suspects are allegedly responsible for trafficking weapons and other supplies for insurgent operations in the area, officials said. Also yesterday, in Balkh province’s Chahar district, troops detained two suspected insurgents, while searching for a Taliban bomb expert and weapons trafficker.
  • Forces Capture Terror Group’s Top Leader

    04/22/2011 3:16:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    WASHINGTON, April 22, 2011 – Combined forces captured the top Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan terrorist group leader in Afghanistan April 20 in the Khanabad district of Afghanistan’s Kunduz province, military officials reported today. Troops had been conducting clearing operations in search of the leader for several weeks, officials said, noting he’s the direct contact between Taliban leaders in Afghanistan and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leadership in Pakistan, and is responsible for training and operations in both countries. NATO and Afghan forces throughout Afghanistan have killed more than 20 Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan terrorists in the past two months, including four...
  • Forces in Afghanistan Detain Numerous Insurgents

    04/21/2011 4:09:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 – Combined forces yesterday captured a Taliban leader and numerous other suspected insurgents in the Panjwai district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, military officials reported. The Taliban leader is believed to be the No. 2 commander of insurgent operations in the district. The operation also resulted in seizure of 150 pounds of marijuana. In other news throughout Afghanistan yesterday: -- Afghan and coalition forces in Helmand province’s Kajaki district detained several suspected insurgents and destroyed a stockpile of drugs while searching for an insurgent they believe is responsible for trafficking narcotics and laundering money in nearby Baghlan...
  • Combined Forces Capture Taliban Facilitator

    04/11/2011 3:37:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    WASHINGTON, April 11, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition force captured a Taliban facilitator yesterday during a security operation in Kandahar province’s Zharay district, military officials reported. The facilitator was a Taliban financier who funds operations and acquires weapons for attacks against coalition forces, including the April 7 vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack against a coalition forward operating base. Also yesterday, the International Security Assistance Force joined Afghan President Hamid Karzai in condemning the April 10 killing of three Afghan elders and the wounding of other innocent Afghans in Farah province. Reports indicate an insurgent improvised explosive device detonated...