03 Mar '18, 1pm

US military confirms death of Pakistani Taliban commander

The US military killed a commander from the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan who also served as an al Qaeda facilitator in an airstrike in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Paktika late last month. The strike took place in a district that is known to have served as an al Qaeda haven in the past. NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan identified Rehan as “a Tehrik-e Taliban deputy commander and Al Qaeda facilitator” and said he was killed in a US airstrike in the district of Bermal in Paktika on Feb. 22. A video of the strike (above) was also posted. Rehan was targeted as he was traveling in a vehicle. “Rehan is the second significant TTP deputy commander killed in Paktika this year,” the press release noted. The military also noted that the US killed Sajna Meshud, who served as a deputy emir for the TTP. The TTP confirmed that Mehsud was killed in a strik...

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