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NATO-led force kill 2 Taliban leaders in S Afghanistan
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15:24, February 21, 2008

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The NATO-led force have killed two Taliban leaders during an operation in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, the military alliance said in a statement issued Thursday.

Mullah Abdul Matin and his associate Mullah Karim Agha were killed on Feb. 18 in Helmand, a known hotbed of Taliban militancy, it said.

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), deployed with UN mandate for fighting militants and ensuring security in the war-ravaged country, said the successful attack brought the Taliban networks "another severe setback."

It further added that there was no civilian casualties reported from the operation.

A 43,000-strong multi-national force are deployed in Afghanistan under the flag of NATO-led ISAF.

Source:Xinhua



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