17 July 2008

PR# 2008-330

Combined operation kills two Taliban leaders

KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan National Security Forces, supported by coalition forces, have conducted a successful operation against high priority Taliban targets in the Shindand district of Herat province July 17.

During the operation two Taliban leaders, Haji Dawlat Khan and Haji Nasrullah Khan, were confirmed killed. A significant number of other insurgents were also killed.

There is no evidence of any civilian casualties or accidental damage. During the operation a number of men were discovered hand-cuffed and imprisoned in appalling conditions in one of the insurgent compounds; they are now receiving medical care.

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