20 Dec
2020

Security Forces Conduct Offensive; Neutralize Taliban IED Facilities

first_imgBy Dialogo November 19, 2010 I really liked the articles about the IEDs. I understand how critical the artifacts problem is in Afghanistan, because I have a good friend from my Control Risk days who is working there. I fear that, sooner than we think, we might find one of those on the streets of Rio de Janeiro. After all, criminals could see how society reacted to the terrorist acts and can use even more sophisticated techniques. Since December, criminals have already “left behind” explosives in places with a lot of traffic just to send authorities a message. I fear the day they might actually detonate them. Afghan and coalition forces destroyed multiple Taliban improvised explosive device facilities in the Khash Rod district, Nimroz province. The security forces cleared personnel from the area before calling in an air strike to destroy the isolated compounds to ensure the facilities would not be re-utilized to store or produce IEDs. The joint security teams discovered the facilities during a series of operations lasting from the early hours of yesterday morning through this morning. “The offensive operation was conducted to flush out enemy fighters and deny them sanctuary,” according to U.S. Army Col. Rafael Torres, ISAF Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center director. “The insurgents have historically gone underground during the winter months while relying on foreign fighters to continue the fight. We’re not about to allow them that luxury.” The compounds, which included nine separate structures, were being used as active IED facilities where Taliban members stored IED-making materials and trained local and foreign-fighter recruits on emplacing IEDs. The security force discovered two dozen bags of ammonium nitrate, multiple large IEDs, homemade explosives, recoilless rifle rounds and opium during the operation. The security forces also targeted two known Taliban leaders during the offensive active in the IED facilitation network in the area. The joint security teams searched more than 70 buildings as they conducted the operation throughout the day. Afghan forces used a loudspeaker to call all occupants to exit the buildings peacefully before searching the compounds. The joint teams peacefully detained numerous suspects based on initial questioning at the scene. “This operation was successful on several levels,” Torres said. “Not only did we interrupt further IED training in this area without any casualties, but we destroyed an array of IED-making materials as well. This time of year is a holy period for the Afghan citizens; anything we can do to further their safety during the Eid holiday is a win.” No women or children were injured or detained during this series of operations. The security members did not fire their weapons, nor was anyone injured during the extensive operations.last_img read more

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6 Oct
2020

Entertain family and friends right here in this superb location

first_imgOne of the large bathrooms at 82 McIlwraith Ave, Norman Park.Making the most of a rear northern aspect and privacy of the grounds, the kitchen, lounge and dining areas flow out through floor-to-ceiling glass sliders, on to flawless alfresco entertaining areas. Enjoy the open-plan design at 82 McIlwraith Ave, Norman Park.Mr Sung said the home was great for entertaining friends and family.“From the kitchen, there’s a clear view of the outside area,” he said.“It’s perfect for parents wanting to keep an eye on children.”Located within the catchment of the highly-regarded Seven Hills State School, the property is an easy walk to St Thomas’ Primary, transport, local cafes, shops and the popular Perth Street Park. You could certainly cook up a storm here at 82 McIlwraith Ave, Norman Park.Mr Sung said the two-level property at 82 McIlwraith Ave, had four bedrooms, each serviced by their own bathroom.One of the bathrooms is a shared ensuite.He said there was an easy option of a fifth bedroom.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020 Invite your mates around and enjoy the space at 82 McIlwraith Ave, Norman Park.Surrounded by established greenery, the shaded terrace with integrated barbecue sits beside the grassed yard and saltwater pool with stone water feature.A separate theatre or children’s playroom and private home office are also on the ground level.Mr Sung says the property is in one of the area’s top end streets.“It’s on the crest of the street and there is a very nice outlook at the front,” he said. 82 Mcilwraith Ave, Norman Park.A new build at Norman Park has hit the market and is designed for growing families.Builder Richard Sung, who is selling the five-bedroom, three-bathroom property, said it was “probably one of the best homes” he has built.“It really is a great family house,” said Mr Sung, who lives in the area.“This home would be perfect for a family with young kids or even teenage children – there’s lots of separate living areas.”last_img read more

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