Iraq’s lack of air assets is leaving security forces demoralized as ISIS rapidly advances across the country.
The operation took place in Sar-i-Pul province. ISAF has launched 29 raids against the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan so far this year.
Raids against the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan continue at an unprecedented pace. There have been five raids against the group in Afghanistan so far this month and 26 this year.
Raids against the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in the Afghan north continue; one commander was killed and another captured during recent operations.
In the past, ISAF has stated that the northern province of Samangan was home to IMU training camps for fighters operating in the region.
ISAF operations to kill or capture high-value targets from the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan are at their highest frequency in the 11-year war.
Raids against the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and al Qaeda have taken place consistently for years. Can Afghan forces maintain the tempo as NATO takes a backseat in Afghanistan?
The operational tempo against the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan is increasing. So far this year, ISAF has already conducted 11 operations against the IMU, about twice as many as were conducted during the same January- March period in each of the two previous years.