Wikileaks release of 'Who: Zabid Zahir'

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Wikileaks release of 'Who: Zabid Zahir'  (2007) 
When wikileaks release a document originally prepared by a US agency I believe that document remains in the public domain.

WHO: ZABID ZAHIR

WHAT: DETAINED BY ODA PARTNERED ANP FORCE; TRANSFERRED TO US CONTROL. ZABID ZAHIR IS A HIG COMMANDER FOR THE SHERZAD DISTRICT AND HAS SIGNIFICANT TIES TO WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT SMUGGLING IN THE WESTERN NANGARHAR PROVINCE. ZABID ZAHIR IS ALSO SUSPECTED OF SMUGGLING FIGHTERS INTO THE AREA USING HIS COMPOUND AS A TRANSIENT POINT. HE IS REPORTED TO SUPPLY WEAPONS, IED''S AND FUND INS OPERATIONS IN THE PROVINCE..

WHEN: 270030ZDEC07

WHERE: //MGRS: 42S WC 881 891 // SHERZAD DISTRICT, NANGARHAR PROVINCE, AF

WHY: HIS CAPTURE WILL HAVE SOME POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE AS HIS SON IS A FAIRLY INFLUENTIAL PROVINCIAL COUNCIL MEMBER; HOWEVER, HIS CAPTURE WILL ALSO SIGNIFICANTLY DISRUPT INS OPERATIONS IN WESTERN NANGARHAR. ZABID ZAHIR''S CAPTURE AND SUBSEQUENT INTERROGATIONS MAY YIELD VALUABLE AND ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE ON WEAPONS PROCUREMENT, INS OPERATIONS AND THE FACILITATION NETWORK IN WESTERN NANGARHAR. HIS CAPTURE WILL PROVIDE VALUABLE INTELLIGENCE ON INS INFRASTRUCTURE, LOCATIONS AND TACTICS AND IED CELLS IN THE PROVINCE.

ENDSTATE/EFFECTS: THE CAPTURE OF ZABID ZAHIR WILL DISRUPT INS OPERATIONS IN WESTERN NANGARHAR.

THE ODA HAS BEEN WORKING ON IDENTIFYING ZABID ZAHIRS PATTERN OF LIFE THROUGH ITS SOURCE NETWORK. ONCE HIS PATTERN OF LIFE WAS DETERMINED AND THE THREAT MINIMIZED, THE ANP PLANNED AND CONDUCTED AN OPERATION TO CONDUCT A CORDON AND SEARCH OF HIS COMPOUND. THE TRIGGER FOR THIS SEARCH WAS SPECIAL REPORTS INDICATING MUNITIONS BEING STORED IN HIS COMPOUND. ALTHOUGH NO MUNITIONS WERE RECOVERED, THE DETACHMENT HAS OVER 15 CONTACTS AND OVER 25 PAGES OF REPORTING ON HIS INS ACTIVITIES. THE ODA REMAINED IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION WITH THE ANP ELEMENT WHEN THEY MOVED TO DETAIN THE TARGET ENSURING THE ANP RELAYED INFORMATION UPDATING THE ODA. WHILE THE ANP WERE MANEUVERING TO CAPTURE THE TARGET, THE ODA WAS STAGED TO RESPOND AS A QRF IN THE EVENT THAT THE ANP BECAME DECISIVELY ENGAGED. FOLLOWING HIS ARREST, ZABID ZAHIR NOOR WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE DETACHMENTS DETENTION FACILITY.

Report key: 1B8F2D4E-09BC-4BD3-A117-ED876C62A853

Tracking number: 2008-001-091858-0296

Attack on: FRIEND

Complex atack: FALSE

Reporting unit: CJTF-82

Unit name: CJTF-82

Type of unit: None Selected

Originator group: UNKNOWN

Updated by group: UNKNOWN

MGRS: 42SWC8809989100

CCIR:

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