20 May 2007

PR# 2007-386

Taleban extremist leaders killed in precision airstrike

KABUL, Afghanistan – A significant number of Taleban extremist leaders were successfully targeted and killed in a precision airstrike last night in southern Afghanistan.  Initial assessments indicate all of those who died were enemy insurgents.

“Combined with the recent demise of Mullah Dadoullah, this strike will, in the short term, push the enemy into confusion and disarray,” said Maj. John Thomas, ISAF spokesman.

The precision weapons struck the scene of a gathering of enemy leaders in a remote area, far from any population center. 

“The extremist leaders are being denied the ability to operate and plan.  And that is very good news for the people of Afghanistan who are working bravely for peace and stability.”

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