A high-ranking commander in the Pakistani Taliban has been captured in eastern Afghanistan and is being held by U.S. forces at Bagram airbase near Kabul, Afghan officials say. Latif Mehsud is one of the Pakistani Taliban's most senior commanders and ...
CBC.ca · 4y
Pakistan’s military has confirmed the capture of Taliban commander Mullah Baradar, saying he was caught up in a raid in the southern city of Karachi. Previous reports suggested he was caught along the border with Afghanistan. Security officials say ...
AntiWar · 8y
NATO's International Security Assistance Force routinely reports the capture or death of several Taliban "leaders" a day, wording that suggests they are senior figures, with a role in shaping the movement's overall aims. But Commander H., answering ...
U.S. Army/AP By Aryn Baker June 5, 2014 In the days and hours leading up to the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl last week ... human beings and have hearts in our bodies,” a senior Taliban commander affiliated with the Haqqani network, which was ...
Time · 3y
THE Australian military says it captured a Taliban commander in a joint operation Afghan police last month. The captured Taliban leader, Mullah Atiqullah, is responsible for the kidnapping of New York Times journalist David Rodhe and two Afghans working ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. forces in Afghanistan have captured senior Pakistani Taliban commander Latif Mehsud in a military operation and detained him under a law authorizing use of force against al Qaeda following the 2001 attacks, the Pentagon said on ...
US forces have captured a senior Pakistan Taliban commander, Washington has confirmed. The US gave no details of the operation but Afghan officials said Latif Mehsud was seized in eastern Afghanistan and taken to the Bagram base near Kabul. The arrest is a ...
The Mirror · 4y
The arrest of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who directs Taliban military strategy in their fight against NATO and Afghan government forces, is a significant blow to the insurgency as it faces its biggest offensive yet in Helmand. Senior Pakistan military ...
KABUL — Local Taliban commanders threatened Thursday to kill a captured American soldier unless the U.S ... Abdullah Jalali, a spokesman for Taliban commander Mawlavi Sangin, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Thursday that the soldier ...
NBC News · 8y
Kabul, Jan 12 (IANS) Personnel of Afghanistan's National Directorate for Security (NDS), the country's national intelligence agency have captured a Taliban commander in Baghlan province, a statement said Sunday. "Personnel of NDS raided a Taliban hideout ...