25 May '12, 3pm

Taliban confirm death of Nuristan's deputy shadow governor. He died in drone strike. Innocent?

The Afghan Taliban confirmed that their deputy governor for Nuristan province was killed in a US airstrike. The Taliban announced the death of Jamil ur Rahman (or Jamil al Rahman bin Sa'adullah) in a statement released on May 23 on the Pashto-language section of Voice of Jihad, and then again on May 25 on the Arabic-language section, according to the SITE Intelligence Group. "We received with deep sadness the news of the martyrdom of the deputy governor of Nuristan province in the formations of the Islamic Emirate, the well-known knowledgeable and jihadi personality, the venerable sheikh, Jamil al-Rahman, along with his closest friend, the heroic commander Abdul Hakim, at noon today, Wednesday, 23/5/2012, in an American airstrike in the village of Hashmuz in Wanat Waygal district of Nuristan province," the Taliban statement said. The Taliban said that Jamil's death was "a ...

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