15 Feb 2007

PR# 2007-104

ISAF confirms Mullah Manan killed in air strike

KABUL, Afghanistan – Yesterday a senior Taliban extremist commander, Mullah Manan, was killed in a precision air strike by ISAF, in Musa Qala district.

Manan was a Taliban extremist leader who played an instrumental part in the seizure of Musa Qala district centre. He has previously coordinated attacks on ISAF and Government of Afghanistan forces and was personally responsible for recent attacks on Kajaki Dam.

“This violent and ruthless extremist leader will no longer intimidate the people of Afghanistan and undermine their legitimate government,” said Lt Col Angela Billings.

There was no appreciable damage to other buildings in the compound and there is no evidence to support recent allegations in the media that non-combatants were killed in this attack.

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