27 Jul 2007

PR# 2007-576

ISAF confirms Taliban leader successfully targeted

KABUL, Afghanistan – Reliable sources suggest that a senior Taliban leader, Qari Faiz Mohammad, was either killed or seriously wounded by an ISAF security operation July 23 in southern Afghanistan.

“As a result of this successful attack, the Taliban’s networks have suffered another severe setback,” said Lt. Col. Claudia Foss, ISAF spokesperson.  “Each successful operation ensures insurgent disruption that gives way for stability operations to take place.”

There was no evidence of any civilian casualties after this operation.

“This is another clear victory for the people of Afghanistan to one day secure peace in this country from those who seek to undermine peace, stability, reconstruction and development,” Foss said.

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