The leader facilitated the movement of weapons, ammunition, fighters and equipment into Washer district for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He also directed the emplacement of improvised explosive devices and targeted Afghan National Army officers throughout Helmand province for assassination.
During the operation, the security force also detained three suspected insurgents.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
While conducting a partnered drug interdiction, Afghan and coalition forces discovered a large cache of drugs during a vehicle search in Garm Ser district, Helmand province, Friday. The cache contained approximately 750 kilograms (1,653 pounds) of dry opium. The Afghan and coalition force seized and destroyed the drugs on site.
BAGRAM, Afghanistan - Afghan and coalition forces killed three insurgents, detained two, located one weapons caches and cleared three improvised explosive devices during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours, Jan. 26.
Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces killed three insurgents during an engagement in Baraki Barak District.
Afghan National Army soldiers found and safely cleared an IED in Bati Kot District.
Afghan Border Police and coalition forces detained an insurgent in Terezayi District. The detained suspect was transferred to base for questioning.
Afghan and coalition forces also detained an insurgent in Khowst District. The detained suspect was transferred to a base for questioning.
Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition forces found and safely cleared an IED in Sabari District.
Afghan National Army soldiers found and safely cleared an IED in Dowlat Shah District.
Operations in RC-East are ongoing.