(Newsroom America) -- An Afghan and coalition security force has arrested a Taliban leader in Helmand province who was allegedly giving tactical advice to senior leaders.
The arrested leader is believed to be involved in providing tactical guidance to Taliban senior leaders while facilitating the movement of improvised explosive device components to insurgent IED cell members.
The security force also detained a number of suspected insurgents as a result of the operation.
Meanwhile an Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban weapons and IED facilitator in Kandahar province today.
The arrested facilitator is suspected of smuggling weapons throughout Kandahar province and acquiring homemade explosive and other IED-making materials for use in attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.
Afghan and coalition forces also confirmed the arrest of a Taliban leader in Kandahar province Monday. The arrested leader is believed to have assisted in inspecting and relocating IEDs within western Kandahar province.