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2020-11-02 Afghanistan
Taliban Red Unit Commander Killed in Helmand Airstrike
[KhaamaPress] Abdul Rahman, commander of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
’s Red Brigade for Nad Ali district in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, was killed in an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
, the Ministry of Defense said.

According to the Ministry of Defense, the airstrike was carried out on Saturday, where seven other Taliban fighters were confirmed dead.

A statement from the Ministry of Defense said that the commander of the Taliban Red Brigade
... in Pashto Sara Kheta, they are also known as Red Unit, Blood Unit, Danger Group, and Taliban Special Forces Unit. The Taliban’s special forces/shock troops unit was first deployed in Sangin town in Helmand province in 2016, then claimed a victory against ISIS-Khurasan in 2018. They’ve been most active in Kunduz, Baghlan, and Faryab Provinces — perhaps they are expanding...
was targeted by airstrikes while planning terrorist attacks.

According to a blurb, Abdul Rahman was the commander of a 50-strong Taliban Red Unit in the Nad Ali district of Helmand.

Earlier, The Defense Ministry also announced the deputy head of the Taliban military commission has been killed in the Nawa district of Helmand province.
Tolo News adds:
Kandahar’s neighboring province, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, is also witnessing festivities between government forces and the Taliban over the last few weeks. The festivities in Helamand are underway in Nad Ali and Nawa districts as well as the outskirts of Lashkargah city.

"We have advanced five kilometers. This will continue," Helmand Police Chief Gen. Khalil-Ur-Rahman Jawad said.

Soldiers in Helmand said they have established new outposts in Nad Ali district.

"We assure the people to return to their houses," said Raz Mohammad, a soldier.
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