Tuesday Feb 12, 201306:57 PM GMT
US kills Taliban leaders under cover of political negotiations
File photo shows a group of Taliban militants in Afghanistan.
File photo shows a group of Taliban militants in Afghanistan.
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:55PM
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The United States is indulged in clobbering senior Taliban leaders under the cover of political negotiations in the war-torn Afghanistan, analysts say.


In the most recent case, a senior Taliban commander was killed in a joint military operation by Afghan security forces and US-led soldiers in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar.

According to a statement released by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Tuesday, “Tor Jan, also known as Graan, was a Taliban leader and facilitator who organized attacks against Afghan and coalition forces...The security forces conducted a precision strike, killing him.”

“He coordinated the use of improvised explosive devices, weapons and personnel for attacks in Maiwand district. The security force also ... seized multiple firearms and ammunition as a result of the operation,” it added.

The United States and its allies entered the war in Afghanistan in October 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but after more than 11 years, the foreign troops have still not been able to establish security in the country.

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