KABUL, Afghanistan–(ENEWSPF)–March 25, 2013 – Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today the death of Taliban leader, Tamim, during an operation in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, March 18.
Tamim was responsible for planning and directing attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, facilitating weapons to fighters throughout Helmand province, and serving as a vital link in the local Taliban’s intelligence apparatus. He also served as a member in illegitimate Taliban judicial proceedings and actively recruited civilians to join a number of insurgent cells.
In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:
Afghan and coalition security forces confirmed today the death of Taliban leader, Gul Ahmad Akhund, during an operation in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, March 17. Akhund had operational control over a cell of insurgent fighters directly responsible for multiple attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces throughout Helmand province. He was instrumental in acquiring and distributing weapons and ammunition to his fighters.