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HABIB, ZEKARIA, KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

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Taliban Lose IED Expert, Leader
By Harold Hutchison

ISAF confirmed the death of a Taliban IED expert and a Taliban leader during operations in Afghanistan. This makes a total of six Taliban figures killed in the last four days.

Habib, the Taliban leader, was killed in Logar province. He had been responsible for planning attacks against Afghan and ISAF forces. He also facilitated weapons transfers. Zekaria, the IED expert, was in Kunduz province when killed. His IEDs were used in attacks against ISAF and Afghan forces.

The death of an IED expert will help reduce future IED attacks in Kunduz province.