Coalition forces conducted a precision air strike in Khost province Thursday targeting a Haqqani Network senior leader who directs attacks against Afghan and coalition forces and facilitation of weapons, and reports directly to Haqqani Network senior leadership.
The targeted individual also established enemy positions in order to target coalition aircraft.
Based on intelligence reports, coalition forces tracked the senior leader to a remote area in Nadir Shah Kot district. After verifying insurgent activity and ensuring no civilians were present, coalition forces conducted the precision air strike, killing one insurgent.
The International Security Assistance Force is still gathering information to assess the results of the strike.
Article by ISAF Joint Command