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High Profile Insurgent leader Killed in Kapisa Province

By Mirwais Adeel - Fri Feb 08 2013, 2:27 pm

Taliban attend Paris Conference on AfghanistanOne enemy insurgent was killed and one enemy insurgent was wounded during a large-scale clearing operation conducted by Afghan National Army Commandos supported by U.S. Special Forces in Tagab district, Kapisa province, Feb. 7.

The Commandos and Coalition Forces conducted the massive clearing operation to eradicate the insurgency in the Tagab district. During the operation, two insurgents carrying AK-47s and hand grenades were identified and engaged. The enemy has been identified as a top leader of the insurgency operating in the area.

Army Lt. Col. Christopher J. Fox, the Special Operations Task Force-East Commander said, “The Commandos and Coalition Forces planned and executed this mission to protect innocent Afghan lives. Once again, we have successfully engaged enemy destabilizers and pushed them out of the area, improving security to the local villages.”

Afghan National Army Commandos are an elite group of units whose main purpose to conduct high-risk missions to disrupt insurgency networks.

The Commandos conduct clearing operations to enable conditions for improved security, governance, and development in remote villages.

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