29 Jul 2007

PR# 2007-576u

UPDATE: ISAF confirms Taliban leader targeted

KABUL, Afghanistan – A senior Taliban leader, Qari Faiz Mohammad, was killed by Afghan National Security Forces and ISAF security operation July 23 in southern Afghanistan.

“The Taliban leadership has 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.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
Tel: +93 (0)799 51 1155 - Mobile: 0093 (0) 799 55 8291 pressoffice@hq.isaf.nato.int - www.nato.int/isaf/