August 16th, 2010
10:07 AM ET

Taliban, al Qaeda member killed

A Taliban "sub-commander" and al Qaeda group leader was killed Sunday after a coalition force air weapons team targeted his truck, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said Monday.

Abu Baqir was one of two insurgents killed in the strike, which took place after the air weapons team saw them attacking a police station in Aliabad, Afghanistan, ISAF said in a statement. "The air weapons team tracked the insurgents from the police station and when they determined no civilians were in the area, they engaged the truck," the statement said.

Baqir was reportedly housing four potential suicide bombers for upcoming attacks on the city of Kunduz, ISAF said.

Other insurgents were wounded in the strike. Two were later detained at a hospital, the statement said.

In December 2009, White House National Security Adviser James Jones told CNN's "The Situation Room" that fewer than 100 members of al Qaeda were operating in Afghanistan.

"The maximum estimate is less than 100 operating in the country," he said. "No bases. No ability to launch attacks on either us or our allies."

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  1. ybs

    Who said that it'd be easy? Let's kill thugs with drones!

    August 18, 2010 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. miked d

    george pattan did i upset you,i am glad what are you al-qaeda or something.

    August 17, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. macarthur

    A sub-commander? Since when did the Taliban get subs???

    (this is said in jest, before internet know it alls flame everything technically wrong with that statement)

    August 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Daniel-2

    Gary Johndro. If you get between me and my man you are heading for a world of hurt.

    August 17, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Grimlock

    Just "adapt" yourself and apologise to your son.

    August 17, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bledsoe

    Spencer. Don't bother. Many other people have had fruitless and time wasting conversations with Mr yakity yak.

    August 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bledsoe

    Yawn. Wake me up when he is finished.

    August 17, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. miked d

    Its great to see that we killed more al-qaeda..You hit us will hit you even harder.

    August 17, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      And you make me sick with your right-wing mumbo-jumbo,miked d!Will you kindly cut it out???

      August 17, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Spam-bot alert...

        August 18, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |

    Who do you think you're fooling,Phunnie boy?I already know better than that!

    August 17, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  10. Daniel-2

    Nicely put,truth!

    August 17, 2010 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  11. mmi16

    The only good Al Q is a dead Al Q

    August 17, 2010 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |

      Get off of it,mmi16!This right-wing stupidity does get awfully old!!!

      August 17, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  12. Daniel-2

    Come on Brenda,you know better than that.

    August 16, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    Hey Brenda,where do you come off calling me gay???At least,I'm not one of these warmongering idiots trying to glorify this filthy and obscene war.I also find it both filthy and disgusting how some people hide under other's IDs to do the same.Have these people no sense of decency at all???

    August 16, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      I'm afraid that they don't,Larry.I'm sorry to say that but it's true!

      August 16, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew Lubin

      Brenda. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever... Is not 'gay' just cross dressing and bi-curious. The same goes for Daniel-2 obviously, but then they are the same person.

      August 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Gary Johndro

    Is that right?You obviously forgot about me,didn't you?Beside ,I know that you're Phunnie boy hiding behind Daniel's ID.I like this war the same as you do.Let's join the Tea Partiers,shall we?

    August 16, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    I hope they were drones who killed these insurgents!

    August 16, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      If you want to vomit your out ignorance here,at least quit using my name to do it with,will you???I'm getting quite disgusted over it!

      August 16, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        you will be caught jerk!

        August 16, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Don't feel bad Dan.Some jerk does this to me all the time,too.He's just trying to make look like another one of those warmongering idiots who keep on blogging in their ignorance about this obnoxious war.

        August 16, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Boris


    August 16, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Daniel-2

    I meant leave his but to those who appreciate it best.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Bledsoe

    The Eagle Has landed. This is another example. Report it.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |

    That depends on which one you are talking about, the one here stole someone's name and i would appreciate it if you reported it as i do.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |

      I just reported you for stealing mine,Phunnie boy.You ought to be ahamed of yourself for your love of this obscene war!!!If you like this war so much,why don't you just post it under your own name???

      August 17, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Grimlock

      BUBBA–ALABAMA STYLE!!! Which name is that and why did you start it?

      August 17, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    I guess that the're paying this broad a lot with our tax dollars,trying to "buy' a military victory like we did in Iraq!!!

    August 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    I wish You People would stop acting like Children are go play some place else!!! It is getting Boring already!!!

    August 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Having a good time phonie boy?

      August 16, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    Now that is childish!!!

    August 16, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |

      But true...

      August 16, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    I'm still waiting for a intelligent thing coming from you too!!! What does spelling have to do with what You know??? Some times I'm tired from answering so many of these messages that I misspell words too!!! So what is the big deal??? I don't know enough about the subject to say who is right and who is wrong!!! All I know is they have the right to say it... without People like You saying anything about it!!!

    August 16, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Highway

    Well we can't help but notice! Take his computer away or at least hit him in the head again. It can only help him.

    August 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |

      That is when the trouble started.

      August 16, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Woody

    Yak, you've been spending way too much time in the poppy fields.

    August 16, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • yankee cowboy

      Yeah, right. That's how your Paki Taliban brethren make their money! And since you're aware of this, that makes you a hypocrite.

      August 16, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Why don't You both Brow Up??? It is boring reading what You two have to say about each other!!!

      August 16, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Gary Johndro


    August 16, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • yankee cowboy

      Another lie from the king of lies. That's the way of the Paki.

      August 16, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  27. dwight huth

    2 more terrorist losers bite the dust. We are getting them one at a time.

    August 16, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • dwight huth

      Hey you,quit blogging under my my name,will you?We already have too many people glofying this obscene war as it is!

      August 16, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
      • Woody

        The virgins from these countries would have a lot more class than to "do" Muslim nutcases. The virgins from these countries have a mind of their own and a free will. They would tell these bozos to go to hell where they belong.

        August 16, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • dwight huth

        Really??? I thought you liked stealing other peoples call sign, like the USMC Forever's call sign that you stole. Not funny anymore is it smart guy????Well are you done with his call sign or do I continue????

        August 16, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        I hate it when People do it to me too!!!

        August 16, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        That goes for me too!

        August 16, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Me too, i blame it on all those leftist 'wing nuts'

        August 17, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Seems like these "leaders" are in no short supply.

      August 16, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
      • Woody

        The supply of virgins for all these "martyrs" must be getting critically low.

        August 16, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        The only Virgins in this Country are Children!!! Once they hit 13 most of them loses their sherry... Especially if they are poor...

        August 16, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |

        Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever... Sherry? are you insinuating they are spilling sweet fortified wine?

        August 16, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        And also when she decides to leave him she is not accused of adultery and subjected to death by stoning.

        August 16, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        And more lies, are not Islamic suicide bombers promised 72 virgins in heaven?

        August 16, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Woody

        These "martyrs" must be real babe magnets when they're pieced back together after blowing themselves to bits. They must have a martyr restoration shop in Paradise. I wonder if they ever mix up the body parts from one martyr to another. They must look a little like the classic Frankenstein monster with all the sutures and staples. I could see where all the virgins would be knocking each other over to get at these guys. "Oh baby, let me run my fingers through your......scabs".

        August 17, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Sharefacts

    Search ""BATTLE FOR KANDAHAR IS ON" on You-tube – TheRealNews – Must Watch

    August 16, 2010 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Why Do You People keep repeating things twice??? It doesn't make it so!!!

      August 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |

        Rabies or tourette's would be my guess.

        August 16, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Sharefacts

    Google: "BATTLE FOR KANDAHAR IS ON" – TheRealNews – Must Watch

    August 16, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • airvencent

      Virgins for these for these guys in heaven will never be in short supply because they keep attacking girl schools!! That is why they want boy and girl schools seperated.

      August 17, 2010 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |