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Everyone is empty and everything is so messed up.

A coalition security force member scans for enemy in search of a Haqqani leader in Tsamkani district, Paktiya province, Afghanistan. The operation resulted in the detention of the Haqqani leader and three other extremists. The Haqqani leader had operational control over improvised explosive device operations in multiple districts throughout Paktiya and Khost provinces. As the security forces approached the Haqqani leader’s suspected location, extremists opened fire on the Afghan and coalition troops. After positively identifying the lethal threat, the security force engaged the enemies and killed one of them.

(Photo by Pfc. Codie Mendenhall, 17 APR 2013.)

TALIBAN: Security Forces Kill 11 Taliban Militants In Afghanistan

TALIBAN: Security Forces Kill 11 Taliban Militants In Afghanistan

KABUL, Dec 1 (Bernama) — Security forces killed 11 Taliban militants in a series of operations across the country over the past 24 hours, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

Xinhua news agency reports the militants were killed in the provinces of Parwan, Balkh, Kandahar, Paktiya and Farah, said a statement from the ministry.

Two Taliban members were also injured.

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A coalition security force member scans for enemy in search of a Haqqani leader in Tsamkani district, Paktiya province, Afghanistan. The operation resulted in the detention of the Haqqani leader and three other extremists. The Haqqani leader had operational control over improvised explosive device operations in multiple districts throughout Paktiya and Khost provinces. As the security forces approached the Haqqani leader’s suspected location, extremists opened fire on the Afghan and coalition troops. After positively identifying the lethal threat, the security force engaged the enemies and killed one of them.

(Photo by Pfc. Codie Mendenhall, 17 APR 2013.)

[I have stumbled, albeit rarely, upon some of the strangest helmet embellishments. One was a ANSF with a pirate skull and crossbones airbrushed on his helmet. This…I’m not real certain what this is supposed to resemble or represent, but it looks rather intriguing and unique. -R]

Story time.

Radio disc jockey Hikmat Khan Niazai reads to listeners during an afternoon program at The Voice of Chamkani Radio station in Paktiya province, Afghanistan. The radio station is the first district run radio station contributing to the local economy and providing education through its daily programming.

(Photo by Sgt. J.R. Fisher, 15 OCT 2012.)

Afghan Forces Growing Into Their Own

Insurgent financier captured at mosque by Afghan special tactics team.

(Story by Staff Sergeant Fritz Butak, 16 March 2012 via DVIDS.)

PAKTIYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A senior level insurgent financier, Zahir Khan, was captured by the Afghan Uniformed Police’s Special Tactics Team in Chamkani district, March 16.

Khan is a senior level finance, facilitation and operational coordinator responsible for improvised explosive device emplacements and attacks on Afghan National Security Forces and their partnered coalition forces. 

The AUP Special Tactics Team proceeded to the mosque in Madakheyl, where they identified and questioned Khan based on the physical description provided by coalition special operations forces. Khan identified himself as Hazratullah Khan, but later confirmed his actual identity. The special tactics team detained Khan and transported him to their detention facility without incident.

“This is another huge capture for the special tactics team. These guys continue to make significant strides in capturing these high value targets independently and with very little assistance from coalition forces,” said Special Operations Task Force-East commander, Lt. Col. William Linn.

No collateral damage or civilian casualties were reported during Khan’s capture.