Coalition forces conducted a precision air strike in Badghis province yesterday targeting a senior Taliban leader active in Qal’ah-ye Now, Murghab and Muqor districts in Badghis province, killing several insurgents and wounding one more.
The senior leader is responsible for numerous attacks against International Security Assistance Force and Afghan National Security Force elements, as well as kidnapping for ransom operations within Badghis.
Based on intelligence sources, coalition forces tracked a group of armed insurgents to a remote area in Bala Murghab district. After verifying insurgent activity and careful planning to help reduce the collateral damage, coalition forces conducted a precision air strike. The ISAF is still gathering information to confirm if the targeted individual was among those killed in the strike.
The security force has conducted four operations in Badghis province since October, which has eliminated Taliban leaders within the province.
Article by ISAF Joint Command