09 Apr '12, 3pm

Special operations forces kill newly appointed IMU leader for Afghanistan

Coalition and Afghan special operations forces killed the newly appointed leader for the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's forces in Afghanistan during a raid in the northwest several days ago. The International Security Assistance Force confirmed that it killed Osmani Sahib, who had been appointed to lead the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's operations after his predecessor, Makhdum Nusrat, was killed in a raid in the Shirin Tagab district in Faryab province on March 26. Osmani "was one of multiple IMU members killed in an exchange of fire that resulted from the insurgents' attempt to attack the combined Afghan and coalition force during the operation," which took place on April 7 in the Almar district in Faryab. In the press release announcing Nusrat's death, ISAF described the IMU as "a terrorist organization closely linked to al Qaeda and the Taliban." I...

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