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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Taliban’s ‘Red Unit’ poses new threat to Afghan security | Asia Times

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In December, US forces in Afghanistan released footage of an operation they conducted in the Taliban-dominated district of Musa Qala, in Helmand province. The grainy, black and white video showed them targeting a compound and blowing it to smithereens, with everyone inside.

An accompanying press statement declared that the “Taliban’s ‘Red Unit’ commander in Helmand province, Mullah Shah Wali, aka Haji Nasir, was killed in a kinetic strike.” The statement added that “one of Wali’s deputy commanders and three other insurgents were also killed.”

Source: Taliban’s ‘Red Unit’ poses new threat to Afghan security | Asia Times

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