November 4th, 2010
10:30 AM ET

Coalition forces confirm death of 5th militant leader

NATO forces killed a senior militant leader of a Taliban-linked group during a weekend operation in eastern Afghanistan, a military statement said Thursday.

"Haqqani network senior leader, Hibati, was killed during an overnight operation in Paktiya province Saturday," NATO said.

The death brings the total number of Haqqani network leaders killed to five. The network is part of the Afghan Taliban.

The operation in a remote compound in Dzadran district was based on intelligence tips.

"Intelligence reports later confirmed the death of the five Haqqani leaders as well as several additional Haqqani fighters," the statement said. "It is assessed the security force had broken up a Haqqani leadership meeting."

The operation is part of a series of attacks on militants in the nation by U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus.

During a two-week period in early October, coalition forces battled groups of fighters from the Haqqani network crossing into Afghanistan from Pakistan.The groups were attempting to attack coalition and Afghan bases in the border region.

More than 120 Haqqani fighters were killed.

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  1. USMC Forever

    Dan in Lafayette, Guy this country was responsible for hiding the P.O.S. that killed 3000 innocent Americans or do you not care? Just worry about your sad sack wimpy @ss eh? This is the way of the DEMOCRAP, they don't know how to fight WARS, they think they can just give all our money away to terrorists and they will stop killing Americans. YOU ARE THE PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTRY, WHY DON'T YOU JUST GROW A PAIR YOU MANGINA OR GO TO CANADA WHERE ALL THE OTHER P****YS LIVE.

    November 8, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. darren

    THIS BATTLE IS NON ENDING AND PROBABLY WILL CONTINUE TILL THIS PEOPLE NO LONGER BELIEVE IN THEIR RELIGION....KILL ONE LEADER ANOTHER WILL APPEAR, KILL 100 TALIBAN OR AL-QAEDA FIGHTER AND PROBABLY FEW HUNDRED WILL COME OUT TO SEEK REVENGE FOR THEIR FALLEN FAMILY MEMBER...WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH THIS PEOPLE??

    November 5, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      They're fighting for what's theirs. We're the criminals for trying to take over their country!

      November 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Onesmallvoice

        I agree Dan get the paki taliban out of Afghanistan.

        November 5, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Submission in truth of 360 degrees means love huh? YOU ARE AZZ BACKWARDS!

    November 4, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Daniel-2

    Another field day for the right-wing thugs in Washington! How sickening!!!

    November 4, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      Indeed daniel, i agree and we know how you like a good puke

      November 5, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    This is why you are so totally wrong. Your beliefs are so backwards. Jesus taught the true meaning of love and that for all people especially the sick, poor AND the sinner which he died on the cross for!

    November 4, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Gary Johndro

    YABBA-DABBA-DOO!!!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      120 Killed, Only 30,675841 or so to go.

      November 5, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |