A precision air strike has killed one of the two most senior Taliban leaders in Kandahar province and several of his fighters, the U.S. military said Monday.
Officials had been tracking Taliban commander Haji Amir and his fighters for several days and ordered the air strike when the leader stopped at a small mud hut in a rural area Sunday morning, according to a military statement.
Amir escaped from prison in June 2008 and recently was in Pakistan planning Taliban attacks, the statement said.
The U.S. military said he returned to Afghanistan in April to lead attacks against coalition and Afghan forces.
In a separate operation Sunday night, an Afghan-international security force detained several suspected insurgents while searching a series of compounds in Helmand province.
Officials seized weapons and approximately 30 kilograms of wet opium during the search, according to the military.
9/11 was a set up and so is the so called "war on terror". The evidence weighs heavily on the fact that the US government knew it would happen......its been shown before in history that US kills (sacrifices) its own people to meet their agenda.......now they had a so called "excuse" to invade Afghanistan. Get out and keep out and stop murdering innocent people all over the world, you have killed more than all acts of terror put together.
Ikram Esser: You can stretch a conspiracy theory too far, i think you just snapped the elastic...
GOD DAMMIT!!! Their all friggin leaders, just blow them all to hell and our problems will be solved. There is no damn "diplomatic" way to handle this matter!
CNN is having technical issues with their "reply" button evidently. My 2:28 and 2:50 pm posts were specific replies to onesmallvoice.
Clarification: My 2:28 pm post was aimed at Onesmallvoice and the moronic masses possessing all the brain power of a dust mite.
Comparing fanatical Muslims to the Tea Party is ridiculously stupid and atypical of the jr high mentality that's taken over the democratic party, as well as the republican party.
LISTEN UP YOU ANTI AMERICAN DICK'S, FIRST OF ALL WE ALL NEED TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OUR TROOPS WHO GO OFF TO FIGHT FOR US, EVEN THOUGH WE CAN BE UNTHANKFUL, SECOND WE NEED TO REMEMBER 9/11 MY GOD HOW WE ALL HAVE FORGOTTEN, I THINK WE SHOULD GO INTO ALL THESE PLACES AND KILL THEM ALL AND LET GOD SEPERATE THEM, STOP BITHCHING AND COMPLAINING, AND AS FAR AS YOU VETS ON THIS PAGE TALKING BAD ABOUT THE MILITARY AND THE USA IT BECAUSE OF MEN LIKE YOU THAT WE NOT ONLY LOST VIETNAHM BUT GOT OUR ASS KICK, SO SHUT THE HELL UP AND LET THE REAL HERO' S THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO WEAR THE RED WHITE AND BLUE PROUDLY DO THERE JOBS.... GO U.S.A
The Taliban has nothing to offer the Afghan people but terror. Good going Afghan forces. Way to rock.
We owe it to these Afghans to give them a stable government and drive out the Taliban. There will always be terrorist cells and such, but we can at least make AQ and TB leave Afghanistan. The West should have been actively involved in Afganistan after the Soviets packed up, but it didn't so, the Taliban moved in.
The hell with you!! We don`t owe them nothing. They owe us the American lives that they stole!
Good. ONly 700 million to go.
ADIOS DIRT BAG
Thanks be to God!! Praise the Lord Jesus! Another terrorist off the face of the Earth
My friend lived in Cambodia and experienced some of those "precision air strikes" by the US Military....The precise result was close to a million Cambodians killed, maybe more. How just and benevolent.
I don't think they had precision air strikes back then.
If all of or most of my freedoms come from the US Military, does that mean they can take them away if they wish? Scary thought this Memorial Day.
That's why we have the Second Amendment, to offer a slight shred of security.
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