23 May 2007

PR# 2007-393

ISAF airstrike hits meeting of Taleban leaders

KABUL, Afghanistan – A meeting of Taleban leaders was successfully targeted May 22 in Helmand province.  Assessments indicate all of those who died were enemy insurgents.

“This strike is another in a recent series of successful strikes that we think have put the Taleban leadership into a state of operational confusion,” said Maj. John Thomas, ISAF spokesman.

Precision weapons struck the scene of a gathering of enemy planners.  There were no civilians in the area of the blast, Thomas said. 

“These strikes are helping to deny the enemy the chance to plan their murderous activities, which have killed and wounded so many Afghan civilians," he said.

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