DEFENCE MEDIA RELEASE
Monday, 8 November 2010
Senior Taliban Leader Killed In Uruzgan
A successful Afghan National Security Force and Special Operations Task Group
operation against insurgents in Central Uruzgan was conducted on Saturday, 6
November resulting in one district-level Taliban leader being killed.
Mullah Mohammadullah and another insurgent were killed when they fired at the
combined force while fleeing the Shahid-e Hasas area, near Deh Rawud. The event
occurred during a combined disruption operation against an improvised explosive
device and weapons distribution ring.
Mullah Mohammadullah operated at the district level and was known to have
resourced, planned and coordinated operations against the International Security
Assistance Force and the Afghan National Security Force in the region, as well as
being a known distributor of weapons and money for the insurgents.
The outcome of this combined operation is likely to have an impact on the ability of
insurgent networks to coordinate operations in central Uruzgan province as well as
removing a key link to the senior Taliban leadership.
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