Top Taliban Leader Killed in an Airstrike


0  Updated at 10:48 am, August 25th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Afghan and coalition officials have confirmed that the leader of the Pakistani Taliban has been killed in a precision airstrike in Afghanistan.

Mullah Dadullah, also known as Jamal, was the leader of the Pakistani Taliban. He oversaw the movement of fighters and weapons and orchestrated attacks against the U.S. led NATO coalition.  

Recently, he moved his operation from Pakistan into Afghanistan, using it as a base from which to launch cross border attacks against Pakistani government troops.

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