17 July 2008

PR# 2008-328

ANSF, ISAF kill Taliban leader in Helmand

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan National Security Force and ISAF forces in a joint operation killed a known Taliban leader in the Now Zad district of Helmand province July 12.

Mullah Bismullah Akhund was a senior Taliban leader responsible for supplying weapons and IEDs that have killed civilians and ISAF forces in northern Helmand. Bismullah was closely associated with local Taliban leader Mullah Rahim, whose brother was also killed during this operation.

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