Mondays can be rough, but at least you’re not Mullah Shah Wali, aka Haji Nasir. You see, the leader of the Taliban’s elite “Red Unit,” along with one of his deputy commanders and three other insurgents, was killed in a kinetic strike on Friday, Dec. 1 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, and the U.S. military has released footage of the attack. Watch it above.
In a statement, U.S. and NATO officials said Wali and his “Red Unit” were responsible for planning and carrying out multiple suicide bombings, IED attacks and coordinated assaults against civilians, Afghan and coalition forces. Wali was also in charge of resupplying munitions, explosives and materials for the Taliban throughout Helmand province.
In other words, this was a bad dude.
“Mullah Shah Wali’s death will disrupt the Taliban network, degrade their narcotics trafficking, and hinder their ability to conduct attacks against Afghan forces,” said General John Nicholson, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan commander. “USFOR-A and our Afghan partners will continue to aggressively target Taliban leaders to destroy their drug network, disrupt their communications, and deny them safe haven.”
The Taliban controls poppy cultivation and the opium trade in Helmand province, …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life