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Operations in Afghanistan Net Haqqani, Taliban Leaders

American Forces Press Service

Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases Global Security

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2010 – Afghan and coalition security forces captured several Haqqani terrorist network and Taliban leaders in Afghanistan this week during 48 separate operations, military officials reported.

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Clear rules of engagement and measures taken to avoid civilian casualties resulted in more than 85 percent of operations conducted without shots fired, officials said, noting that the Afghan-led operations resulted in a significant number of detainees and large number of insurgents killed.

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