ISAF captures Haqqani operative who facilitates attacks in Faryab

ISAF special operations forces captured a Haqqani Network facilitator who aids others conducting attacks in the northwestern province of Faryab. From the ISAF press release:

In Pul-e Alam district, Logar province, an Afghan led and coalition supported security force captured a Haqqani network facilitator during an operation today. The facilitator acquired explosives and weapons for insurgent attacks in Faryab province. Two additional suspected insurgents were detained during the operation.

While the Haqqani Network is traditionally considered to be constrained to operatiing in the southeastern provinces of Paktia, Paktika, and Khost, the al Qaeda-linked group has increasingly expanded its area of operations in northern and southern Afghanistan over the past several years. The Kabul Attack Network, the alliance of Taliban and terror groups that directs attacks in the capital, is co-led by a Haqqani Network commander, and many attacks there are attributed to Haqqani forces. Haqqani Network operatives have been captured or targeted in Kunduz as well as in the far-flung northern province of Badakhshan.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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  • mike merlo says:

    The fact that this Haqqani ‘operative’ was captured in an area ‘outside’ his normal range of operation indicates he was ‘outed’ by the locals.

  • Qadeer Ahmed says:

    Now its time for America and ISAF to understand that they need to do more against insurgents and make a new line of attack in Afghanistan for safe havens that exits in and its provinces before leaving the Afghanistan.


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