Sunday, December 24, 2006

US Air Strike Kills Taliban Commander In Afghanistan

A top Taliban military commander described as a close associate of Osama bin Laden has been killed in Afghanistan. The United States military says the Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Osmani was killed in an airstrike in the southern province of Helmand.
Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Osmani. A top Taliban military commander
The military says he was the Taliban's chief military commander in southern Afghanistan and played a "central role in facilitating terrorist operations" including roadside bombs, suicide attacks and kidnappings.