KABUL, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Afghan and U.S. troops in their joint operations
targeted and killed two Taliban movement's commanders including a senior
one in the volatile Helmand province late last week, spokesman of the
U.S.-led coalition forces said Monday.
"On April 7 a joint coalition force killed a senior Taliban commander in
the Musa Qala district," James Yonts told journalists at a press briefing here.
However he declined to identify the diseased commander, saying," at this
point I am not able to give you the name because of security reasons."
He also added that disclosing the name would jeopardize the ongoing operations
in the area, but did not elaborate what kind of operation is
A Taliban's junior commander was also killed in other operations conducted in
the neighboring Sangin district of Helmand province on April 8, Yonts added.
Helmand in the vicinity of Kandahar, which is famous for poppy cultivation,
has been considered as a safe heaven of Taliban-linked militants and drug barons
in the mountainous southern region where hundreds of insurgents are said to have
Taliban-linked insurgency is on rise as the militants'
sponsored suicide attacks have left four persons dead and injured 26 others
since Saturday. Enditem