News: Taliban commander targeted in Kandahar with precision air strike
KABUL – Coalition forces conducted a precision air strike in Kandahar province Monday, targeting a Taliban commander responsible for directing improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan civilians, as well as Afghan and coalition forces.
The commander also coordinates the movement of supplies and fighters throughout the province.
Intelligence tracked three Taliban insurgents to an open, unpopulated field in Zharay district. After careful planning to ensure no civilians were present, coalition aircraft engaged the insurgents. Coalition forces did not dispatch a follow-on ground force, but it is assessed the air strike killed two of the insurgents and wounded the other.