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Afghanistan
Mullah Abdul Razzaq Nafees Killed, Says Afghan Official
2003-10-06
EFL:
A close aide to supreme Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been killed in a clash in south Afghanistan, an Afghan official said on Monday, the second major blow to the hardline Islamic movement in under a month. News of the death of Mullah Abdul Razzaq Nafees, a member of the 10-strong Taliban shura (council) formed in June, came just days after the Taliban confirmed that Mullah Abdur Rahim, its top military commander in southern Afghanistan, had been killed.
Leadership positions now open, resumes accepted.
When last we heard from Mullah Nafees, he said, regarding Operation Mountain Viper in Zabul, ""If their claim is true, why don’t they show the bodies?" Now we can show his. Perhaps we should have him stuffed and mounted, like Uday and Qusay... I'm going to step outside and ululate for awhile...
Abdul Razzaq Achakzai, a senior Afghan military commander, said Nafees was killed in a clash with U.S.-led coalition and Afghan forces about 10 days ago in central Uruzgan province. "He was among the many Taliban killed in that fighting," he said.
"The Taliban are persistently showing signs of weakness," Achakzai told Reuters in the town of Spin Boldak, close to Pakistan border.
"... and Mullah Nafees is showing signs of rigor mortis."
Anytime they try a show of strength, they get wacked.
Mullah Abdul Samad, a Taliban intelligence officer, neither confirmed nor denied the report but said they had had no contact with Nafees for the past two weeks. "Presently, we don’t know whether he is dead or alive," he told Reuters.
"Nafees, phone home, please."
Omar had appointed Nafees to the 10-man Taliban leadership formed to intensify the "jihad," or holy war, against U.S.-led coalition troops and Afghan forces. Nafees also led Taliban forces during a major U.S.-led operation against the Islamic militia in Dai Chopan district of the southern Zabul province in August.
When your senior leadership is leading troops in the field, you know you’ve got a problem.
More than 100 Taliban rebels were killed in that operation.
Helluva job! Helluva job!
The one-eyed Omar, whose whereabouts are unknown, last week appointed Mullah Wakil Ahmed, elder brother of Rahim, as commander of Taliban rebels in southern Afghanistan. Rahim was among 15 guerrillas killed in southern Kandahar province on September 15.
We seem to be attriting the Taliban leaders at a good rate.
Posted by:Steve

#3  "Nafees, phone home, please."
Kinda hard for him to do. Hell's '666' area code has been down for months now, something to do with overwork.
Posted by: Old Patriot   2003-10-6 11:10:50 AM  

#2  "Nafees, phone home, please."
Kinda hard for him to do. Hell's '666' area code has been down for months now, something to do with overwork.
Posted by: Old Patriot   2003-10-6 11:10:49 AM  

#1  Quagmire! Dreaded Afghan winter!
interesting that Rooters reported this...
Posted by: Frank G   2003-10-6 10:24:18 AM  

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