01 July 2017

News Story: Local Taliban leader killed in S. Afghan airstrike

KABUL, June 30 (Xinhua) -- A local Taliban leader was killed after Afghan Special Operation Forces carried out an airstrike in southern Uruzgan province, the military said on Friday.

Based on a specific tip-off, Afghanistan Operational Coordination Group (AOCG) conducted the raid in Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzgan province at 10:32 a.m. local time Thursday and the strike killed Mullah Abdullah alias Jihadyar and his accomplice Amin Ullah alias Omar, AOCG or command of Special Forces said in a statement.

Abdullah was leading a Taliban unit named Qaitah-e-Surkh in the province, 370 km southwest of the Afghan capital of Kabul, according to the statement.

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