Afghanistan's Web Site Discussion Forum Homepage
Forum Home Forum HomeAfghanistan NewsAfghanistan News
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Drone strike kills 8 suspected Taliban
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

No Contract, Unlimited Talk, Unlimited Text & 1 GB of LTE Data - Only $27.50/Month

This is a discussion forum powered by Afghanistan's Web Site. The purpose of this discussion forum is to engage people for the benefit of Afghanistan. Please register to make your voices heard. Silence will not make the world a better place!

Drone strike kills 8 suspected Taliban

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
MateenK View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group


Joined: 31-Dec-2010
Location: USA
Status: Offline
Points: 1271
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MateenK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Drone strike kills 8 suspected Taliban
    Posted: 16-Jul-2017 at 12:09am
A suspected regional Taliban commander and seven other alleged fighters were killed in a drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province on Friday night, according to a provincial spokesman on Saturday.

The strike came a day after the U.S. Department of Defense said it killed an alleged Daesh chief in the country in a similar attack.

Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in eastern Nangarhar province, told Anadolu Agency the drone operated by American forces attacked a car in the province’s Kot district, killing suspected Taliban commander Shaista Khan, also known as Kamran, and his fighters.

“The strike occurred in Mashwani area of Bati Kot district. No harm has been done to civilians,” he added.

Separately, the U.S Forces - Afghanistan (USFOR-A) said on Friday they killed Abu Sayed, the so-called “emir of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria - Khorasan” in a strike on the group's headquarters in Kunar Province on Tuesday.

Daesh leaders had reportedly chosen Abu Sayed to lead the group after Afghan and U.S. forces killed the group’s previous suspected leaders -- Hafiz Sayed Khan in late July 2016, and Abdul Hasib, in late April of this year, USFOR-A said.

Afghan and U.S. forces launched a counter-Daesh offensive in early March 2017 to drive fighters from Nangarhar. Bordering Pakistan’s restive tribal belt, Nangarhar and Kunar provinces are believed to be the strongest bastion for Daesh in the country that has managed to orchestrate strings of terrorists attacks in the Afghan capital Kabul.

http://aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/drone-strike-kills-8-suspected-taliban-in-afghanistan/861976

Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.125 seconds.

Homes for sale in Mission Viejo CA