5 Feb 2007

PR# 2007-090

Abdul Ghafour killed in Musa Qala

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Yesterday a senior Taliban commander, Abdul Ghafour, was killed in a precision air strike by ISAF, in Musa Qala district.

Ghafour was a key Taliban leader who played an instrumental part in the seizure of Musa Qala district centre on Friday.

“By removing him, we have disrupted their command and control and made it more difficult for the insurgency to plan their next move,” said Colonel Tom Collins, ISAF spokesman. “The strike was made by ISAF forces at the request of Government of Afghanistan after the Taliban had threatened the local elders and their governing authority.”

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