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    ISAF confirms status of senior Taliban leader

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    12.24.2010

    Courtesy Story

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The International Security Assistance force confirmed that a senior Taliban leader was killed in an air strike in Pasaband District, Ghor province, Dec. 13.

    Shafiq, the targeted senior Taliban leader, was a facilitator of money and small arms who specialized in improvised explosive device construction. He planned, coordinated and executed numerous IED and direct fire attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

    Multiple intelligence sources and tips from local citizens led ISAF to Shafiq’s location. Forces tracked him for several hours and as he was leaving a known insurgent location, he was engaged with a precision air strike while travelling on his motorcycle with another insurgent.

    Initial reports indicate there were no civilians harmed during the operation.

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    Date Taken: 12.24.2010
    Date Posted: 12.24.2010 12:20
    Story ID: 62577
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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