KABUL, Jan 21 (KUNA) -- The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
said Wednesday its troops killed a key Taliban commander in an air strike in
An ISAF statement said Haji Adam, who was Taliban commander in Helmand, was
killed by ISAF troops in Maiwand district of Kandahar.
"Haji Adam was directly involved in the movement of fighters, improvised
explosive device production and in planning and execution of attacks," said
He was also engaged in illegal narcotics trade in Sangin district of
Helmand province, added the statement. He had strong links to senior Taliban
leaders Akhter Mohammed Mansour, Mullah Naim Barich and Attiqullah.
The operation took place in an isolated area between Maiwand and Sangin
"The death of Haji Adam, the latest in a series of prominent Taliban
figures to be removed, signals another serious blow to the insurgency," said
ISAF spokesperson Brigadier General Richard Blanchette. (end)
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