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    Update: ISAF confirms Taliban leader killed in precision air strike

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    10.31.2010

    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The International Security Assistance Force confirmed Mullah Abdullah Kakar, a senior Taliban leader who planned attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and facilitated the movement of foreign fighters, was killed during a precision air strike in Zabul province Thursday.

    Mullah Abdullah Kakar was killed as he showed subordinate Taliban leadership his newly acquired anti-aircraft heavy machine gun, which was mounted on the back of his vehicle.

    Based on intelligence sources, coalition forces tracked Mullah Abdullah Kakar, who was recently linked to an improvised explosive device attack, with his vehicle in a remote area in Shah Joy district. After verifying insurgent activity and ensuring no civilians were present, coalition forces conducted the precision air strike on the vehicle, destroying it and killing Mullah Abdullah Kakar along with one of his associates.

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    Date Taken: 10.31.2010
    Date Posted: 10.31.2010 02:16
    Story ID: 59151
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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