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Afghan Forces Capture Taliban Commanders

Afghan forces acting on a tip captured four regional Taliban commanders and killed six other militants in two separate weekend raids in southern Afghanistan, an Afghan governor said Monday. The Taliban commanders were captured Saturday during a raid on a home in Tarinkot, the capital of Afghanistan’s Oruzgan province, said Jan Mohammed, the governor of the province. They offered no resistance. Mohammed identified the men as Mullah Yaqub, Mullah Wali Mohammed, Mullah Taj Mohammed and Mullah Nasiem, all regional commanders of the militia. None are believed to be in the senior inner circle close to Mullah Mohammed Omar, who has been on the run since his government was ousted in late 2001. Full Story

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