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    Update: ISAF confirms Taliban leader killed in precision air strike



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    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan - The International Security Assistance Force confirmed Fedayi, a Taliban military senior leader who conducted attacks against Afghan and coalition forces as well as intimidation campaigns on Afghan civilians and government officials, was killed in a precision air strike in Baghlan province Tuesday.

    Fedayi had worked with the Taliban shadow governor for Burkah district and was the Taliban leader in Baghlan-e Jadid District before being forced by coalition forces to relocate.

    Based on intelligence sources, coalition forces tracked a group of insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades to a remote area in Burkah District. After verifying insurgent activity and careful planning to avoid civilian casualties, coalition forces conducted a precision air strike.

    Afghan and coalition forces were unable to conduct a follow-on ground assessment, but did confirm several insurgents, including Fedayi, were killed in the strike.

    The Afghan and coalition force's deliberate campaign to disrupt Taliban operations in Badghis and neighboring Faryab provinces has resulted in numerous Taliban senior leaders killed, including the shadow governors for Badghis and Faryab provinces, and one captured, during several operations this month.



    Date Taken: 10.21.2010
    Date Posted: 10.21.2010 04:41
    Story ID: 58535
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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