20 Jul '12, 2pm

ISAF targets IMU leader in Afghan north

Map of Afghanistan's provinces. Click map to view larger image. Coalition and Afghan special operations forces again targeted an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader in the north. Special operations forces have targeted the al Qaeda and Taliban-linked IMU in 23 raids in Afghanistan this year. Two "insurgents" were detained during a raid that targeted an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader in the Ishkamish district in Takhar province, the International Security Assistance Force stated in a press release . "The security force also seized several improvised explosive device components as a result of this operation," according to ISAF. The IMU leader, who was not named, "controls a group of insurgents responsible for attacks throughout Kunduz province," ISAF stated. Background on the IMU and raids in Takhar, Kunduz, and the north The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan is a key ...

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