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Originally posted by infinite8
Would be nice to have this confirmed on the ground. Might as well have said they got anyone without confirmation.
He has died. We got this information on the day of the strike but our leadership ordered us not to disclose it," the commander told a Reuters reporter in the Pakistani border town of Chaman.
"He was not only an experienced military commander but also good in making financial transactions for us. He had good contacts," he said, without elaborating.
"His death will have some bad impact on our movement for some time."
Osmani was the most senior Taliban leader to be killed since the hardline Islamists were ousted from power in late 2001, weeks after the September 11 attacks on the United States.
Originally posted by xpert11
Assuming that this isn't an attempted to mis lead Western Intel agencys the killing of Osmani was a coalition success. Many more successes will be needed before the war is won in Afghanistan.