31 Dec '12, 7pm

ISAF kills 'several' al Qaeda-linked fighters in Kunar raid

The International Security Assistance Force announced today that "several" insurgents were killed during an Afghan and Coalition force raid in Taliban-infested Kunar province. Following an inquiry by The Long War Journal , ISAF confirmed that the insurgents killed in the raid are "believed to be associated with the Taliban, but also have links to al Qaeda." According to the ISAF report, security forces "observed the armed individuals engaged in hostile activity and engaged them" while conducting a joint security operation in Ghazibad district. The nationality of the insurgents has not been disclosed. This marks the first operation against al Qaeda-linked insurgents in Afghanistan in almost a month. The last reported operations occurred on Dec. 4, when three separate raids targeted insurgent leaders with ties to al Qaeda and its affiliates in the country [see LWJ reports: I...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/12/isaf_kills...

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