Taliban Facilitator Captured in Kandahar Offensive

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A Taliban facilitator was captured in a joint Afghan and Nato troop operation in Panjwai district of southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, Isaf said.

"The detained Taliban facilitator is believed to have overseen the management of weapons caches for his Taliban network and ensured the facilitation of equipment, vehicles and weapons to insurgent fighters," Isaf said in a statement.

He is also accused of having acquired and transferred large amounts of IED-making materials to weapons caches throughout the district, it said.

The security force also detained two suspected insurgents and seized nearly 700 pounds of illegal narcotics as a result of the operation.

It comes as a local Taliban leader was arrested in Maiwand district of Kandahar Monday, the statement added.

The leader is believed to be responsible for coordinating insurgent operations, including the distribution of weapons and funds to insurgent fighters attacking security forces in the province, Isaf said.

One suspected insurgent was also captured during the operation, it added.

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