View Full Version : Oruzgan Shadow Governor Bagged

08-10-2008, 08:25 AM
Boys have been busy :cool:
SENIOR TALIBAN EXTREMIST COMMANDER CAPTURED BY AUSTRALIAN SPECIAL FORCES (http://www.defence.gov.au/media/DepartmentalTpl.cfm?CurrentId=8044)

A deliberate operation in Oruzgan Province by the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) last week has netted the senior Taliban extremist commander responsible for coordinating a campaign of intimidation and violence against the province’s population.

Mullah Bari Ghul, the Taliban extremist ‘Shadow Governor’ for Oruzgan province, was the key facilitator in the provision of equipment, money and foreign fighters to extremist operations and coordinated the actions of individual insurgent cells.

Defence spokesperson Brigadier Brian Dawson said the capture of the ‘Shadow Governor’ was likely to have immediate, disruptive effects across extremists operating in the province.

“The loss of the one person who knew what was currently underway, what was planned for the future and had the contacts to gain further support is a significant blow to the Taliban extremists’ command and control in the province,” Brigadier Dawson said......