Sunday, May 13, 2007

Taliban leader Dadullah reportedly killed by allies

In a victory against the Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan, NATO has reportedly killed Mullah Dadullah, The Taliban leader, who had threatened to launch a new summer offensive including suicide attacks and assassinations throughout the country.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, May 13 — The Taliban’s foremost operational commander, Mullah Dadullah, has been killed in southern Afghanistan and his body displayed by Afghan officials to journalists in this southern city Sunday morning.

The commander was killed in a joint operation by Afghan security forces, US coalition, and NATO troops in the next door province of Helmand, Asadullah Khaled, the governor of Kandahar said. News agencies reported that he was killed in an operation in Nahri Sarraj district, a strategic area of Helmand province that the Afghan intelligence service reported Saturday had been cleared of Taliban after an operation this week. A statement released by NATO confirmed his death.

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