29 Sep '12, 8pm

ISAF targets another 'al Qaeda-associated Taliban leader' in Kunar

Coalition special operations continue to target al Qaeda's network in Kunar province. Yesterday, an "al Qaeda-associated Taliban leader" was the focus of a raid in the Pech district. It is unclear if the Taliban leader was killed. Yesterday's raid by Coalition and Afghan special operations forces targeted the Taliban leader in the Pech district, the International Security Assistance Force stated in a press release . The special operations forces launched "a precision airstrike" after "the security force observed three armed individuals engaging in insurgent activity," ISAF said. "A number of armed insurgents" were killed in the strike, the ISAF release said, but it did not state whether the targeted al Qaeda-linked Taliban leader was among those killed. ISAF said that the "al Qaeda associated leader is suspected of directing attacks against Afghan and coalition forces whil...

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