Éditoriaux Défense Sécurité Terrorisme Zones de conflits Logistique Livres de référence Liens
Terre Air Mer Gendarmerie Renseignement Infoguerre Cyber Recherche

Special Ops Soldiers Capture Enemy Leaders in Afghanistan

Special Ops Soldiers Capture Enemy Leaders in Afghanistan

American Forces Press Service

Washington D.C. -- (AFPS) June 28, 2004 -- Coalition special operations forces raided two anti-coalition compounds and captured two top regional enemy leaders in pre- dawn missions June 26 in southern Afghanistan, a news release from the coalition military command reported today.

The enemy leaders surrendered as coalition forces surprised the insurgents, the news release said. Captured are Abdul Hafiz Majid and Mohammed Daud, who the release identified as Taliban leaders.

Coalition officials have evidence indicating the captured pair was supplying arms to insurgents, conducting rocket attacks on military forces, attacking non-governmental aid organizations, funding ambushes and trafficking opium, the release said.

In the release, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan officials said that in areas where anti-coalition forces have been removed over the past year, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force A has spent almost $1.5 million to build schools, wells, clinics, roads and mosques to improve the quality of life for Afghans looking to the future.

More than 1,000 Afghan patients receive weekly medical care from coalition special operations medics and attached special ops personnel, including Civil Affairs doctors and physician assistants based in remote village areas in Afghanistan, the news release added.

In a written statement, coalition officials in Afghanistan condemned the June 26 bombing of a Joint Electoral Management Body bus near Jalalabad that killed two women and wounded 14 more people.

The coalition evacuated those needing hospitalization to the hospital at Bagram Air Field, the statement said. "This attack on Afghan women working to build a democracy for Afghanistan will not stop registration in the greater Afghanistan," the statement went on to say.

More than 4.5 million Afghans have registered to vote, accpording to the coalition statement. The region attacked is second only to the region around the national capital of Kabul in voter registration, with close to 600,000 registered voters, 35 percent of whom are women, the statement added.

Coalition officials used the same statement to provide details of other recent operations and events in Afghanistan:

Soldiers of the Afghan National Army deployed to Ghor province in central Afghanistan on June 24 to resolve a dispute there between rival military forces. The ANA battalion, about 200 strong, along with their embedded U.S. trainers, arrived in the provincial capital city of Chaghcharan to the cheers of the residents.

As with deployments of ANA troops to Maimana and Herat earlier this year, the ANA soldiers were able to re-assert the authority of the national government peacefully. The commander of the force deployed to Ghor province, ANA Gen. Aminullah Paktiyanai, explained that his mission was "to ensure peace and bring about security" in the capital and his troops had the resources to prevent any further fighting. "War against the Afghan National Army is war against the Afghan nation as well as against the United Nations," he added.

The Kabul Military Hospital has upgraded the medical care it provides to its patients, thanks to a multi-million dollar donation of modern equipment by the United States.

The 400-bed hospital, also known as the Chahar Sad Bastari Hospital, received 400 new beds, carts, intravenous stands, X-ray machines, film processors, six new anesthesia machines, an ultrasound machine, a defibrillator and patient monitors. Medical specialists from the United States, Turkey and Denmark are training the Afghan hospital staff on these new items of equipment.

Among the staffers at the hospital are a number of medical specialists who have either transferred from the Afghan Militia Force to the Afghan National Army or who have applied to do so.

Derniers articles

Verdun 2016 : La légende de la « tranchée des baïonnettes »
Eyes in the Dark: Navy Dive Helmet Display Emerges as Game-Changer
OIR Official: Captured Info Describes ISIL Operations in Manbij
Cyber, Space, Middle East Join Nuclear Triad Topics at Deterrence Meeting
Carter Opens Second DoD Innovation Hub in Boston
Triomphe de St-Cyr : le Vietnam sur les rangs
Dwight D. Eisenhower Conducts First OIR Missions from Arabian Gulf
L’amiral Prazuck prend la manœuvre de la Marine
Airmen Practice Rescuing Downed Pilots in Pacific Thunder 16-2
On ne lutte pas contre les moustiques avec une Kalachnikov...
Enemy Mine: Underwater Drones Hunt Buried Targets, Save Lives
Daesh Publications Are Translated Into Eleven Languages
Opération Chammal : 10 000 heures de vol en opération pour les Mirage 2000 basés en Jordanie
Le Drian : Daech : une réponse à plusieurs niveaux
Carter: Defense Ministers Agree on Next Steps in Counter-ISIL Fight
Carter Convenes Counter-ISIL Coalition Meeting at Andrews
Carter Welcomes France’s Increased Counter-ISIL Support
100-Plus Aircraft Fly in for Exercise Red Flag 16-3
Growlers Soar With B-1s Around Ellsworth AFB
A-10s Deploy to Slovakia for Cross-Border Training
We Don’t Fight Against Mosquitoes With a Kalashnikov
Bug-Hunting Computers to Compete in DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge
Chiefs of US and Chinese Navies Agree on Need for Cooperation
DoD Cyber Strategy Defines How Officials Discern Cyber Incidents from Armed Attacks
Vice Adm. Tighe Takes Charge of Information Warfare, Naval Intelligence
Truman Strike Group Completes Eight-Month Deployment
KC-46 Completes Milestone by Refueling Fighter Jet, Cargo Plane
Air Dominance and the Critical Role of Fifth Generation Fighters
Une nation est une âme
The Challenges of Ungoverned Spaces
Carter Salutes Iraqi Forces, Announces 560 U.S. Troops to Deploy to Iraq
Obama: U.S. Commitment to European Security is Unwavering in Pivotal Time for NATO
International Court to Decide Sovereignty Issue in South China Sea
La SPA 75 est centenaire !
U.S. to Deploy THAAD Missile Battery to South Korea
Maintien en condition des matériels : reprendre l’initiative
La veste « léopard », premier uniforme militaire de camouflage
Océan Indien 2016 : Opérations & Coopération
Truman Transits Strait of Gibraltar
Navy Unveils National Museum of the American Sailor
New Navy, Old Tar
Marcel Dassault parrain de la nouvelle promotion d’officiers de l’École de l’Air
RIMPAC 2016 : Ravitaillement à la mer pour le Prairial avant l’arrivée à Hawaii
Bataille de la Somme, l’oubliée
U.S., Iceland Sign Security Cooperation Agreement
Cléopatra : la frégate Jean Bart entre dans l’histoire du BPC Gamal Abdel Nasser
Surveiller l’espace maritime français aussi par satellite
America's Navy-Marine Corps Team Fuse for RIMPAC 2016
Stratégie France : Plaidoyer pour une véritable coopération franco-allemande
La lumière du Droit rayonne au bout du chemin

Directeur de la publication : Joël-François Dumont
Comité de rédaction : Jacques de Lestapis, Hugues Dumont, François de Vries (Bruxelles), Hans-Ulrich Helfer (Suisse), Michael Hellerforth (Allemagne).
Comité militaire : VAE Guy Labouérie (†), GAA François Mermet (2S), CF Patrice Théry (Asie).