KABUL (AFP) - Al Jazeera television on Thursday accused NATO of trying to suppress its coverage of the war in Afghanistan after arresting two of its cameramen this week. The Doha-based television network, which has been critical of NATO and the Afghan government, said the two Afghans were detained as part of an attempt by the ISAF leadership to suppress its comprehensive coverage of the conflict. NATOs International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said earlier this week that it had captured a suspected Taliban media and propaganda facilitator, who participated in filming election attacks. Al Jazeera named the journalists as Mohammad Nader, detained in the southern province of Kandahar on Wednesday, and Rahmatullah Nekzad, who was arrested on Monday in Ghazni province, south of Kabul. The network provided AFP with a transcript of a telephone conversation with ISAF, in which a spokesman confirms the arrest of the cameramen and accuses them of propaganda facilitation on behalf of the insurgents. The governor of Kandahar, Toryalai Wesa, confirmed Naders arrest, telling AFP: We are doing our best to win his release as soon as possible. Al Jazeera accused ISAF, which has almost 150,000 NATO and US troops in Afghanistan fighting the insurgency, of targeting the network and threatening staff in Afghanistan to change the editorial line. The network said it was committed to covering all sides of the story in Afghanistan, including the Taliban, ISAF and the Afghan government. Al Jazeera said ISAF had obliquely accused the two men of working with the insurgency to spread Taliban propaganda and intimidate ordinary Afghans. The insurgents use propaganda, often delivered through news organisations as a way to influence and in many cases intimidate the Afghan population, it quoted ISAF as saying. Al Jazeera had strongly rejected the claims and insisted the two were innocent, the statement said, calling for their immediate release. The networks Afghanistan correspondent Sue Turton said that most of Al Jazeeras Afghan reporters feared arrest. Eighty percent of our stringers or every stringer who works in a dangerous region has now left their location for fear that they will be next to be arrested by the security forces, she told AFP. We usually get calls from our people on a daily basis to tell us whats going on in their area and to offer footage. We havent had coverage in most of the country for two days now. Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the media freedom watchdog, said another Afghan journalist working for state-owned Radio Television Afghanistan was arrested on September 18, the same day as parliamentary elections. Hojatullah Mujadadi, a radio station manager and head of a journalists association, was arrested by police in the Kapisa valley, RSF said on its website. In all three cases, journalists working in difficult provinces have been treated like dangerous criminals, RSF said. We urge President Hamid Karzai to intercede to ensure that grave mistakes are not being made.