April 3, 2013

US special operations forces kill Panjwai shadow governor

The Long War Journal | Bill Ardolino | US special operations forces have killed Abdullah Wakil, the Taliban's shadow governor for Panjwai district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province. The insurgent commander was gunned down yesterday during a nighttime/early morning air assault specifically targeting him in the village of Perozi in central Panjwai. Wakil and at least six other insurgents opened fire on US special operations forces while attempting to flee the village. The US troops, who had already been inserted by helicopter, returned small arms fire, killing Wakil and one of his bodyguards; five other insurgents surrendered and were captured before they could escape the area. (READ MORE)

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