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Thursday, September 22, 2011

NATO Claims Killing of Afghan Commander Linked to Deadly U.S. Helicopter Downing

I hope it was extremely painful when the Missile slammed into Tahir, I know it was quick, but I hope he heard it coming and was running like a little rat to get away when it happened

Dead Taliban is good Taliban !

NATO said Thursday it had killed a Taliban commander who was linked to an operation that ended with the deaths of 30 American servicemen after their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan.
Qari Tahir was killed Tuesday in Wardak province in a precision air strike after being located along with an associate, NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement.

"Tahir coordinated ambush attacks against Afghan forces and led fighters under his control to conduct hijackings of convoy vehicles. Additionally, he facilitated abductions and held his hostages for ransom," ISAF said.
The statement added, "Tahir was the Taliban's top leader in Tangi Valley and was the target of a previous combined operation on Aug. 5, 2011, that resulted in the loss of the CH-47 Chinook last month. He led a group of insurgent fighters throughout the valley and was known to use roadside bombs and rockets to intimidate the local populace."

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