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Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Osmani

Taliban Commander

Dead?

Details
ImportanceHigh
Means of DeathU.S. airstrike
Date of DeathDec. 19, 2006
Location of DeathHelmand Province, Afghanistan
AffiliationTaliban
RoleCommander
SupervisorMullah Omar
NationalityAfghan
Alternate Spelling(s)Mullah Osmani, Mullah Akhtar Osmani, Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Osmani, Mullah Akhtar Muhammed Osmani
GenderMale
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • Senior Taliban commander in southern Afghanistan.1
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    Possible
  • The U.S. military announced his death on Dec. 23, 2006. According to U.S. Central Command, "Credible intelligence led Coalition Forces to Osmani's location near the border with Pakistan. His vehicle, traveling in a deserted area, was destroyed by a Coalition air strike, instantly killing him and two unidentified associates."
  • A Taliban spokesman denied he had been killed.1,2
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    Sources
    1 U.S. Central Command Press Release 06-01-02P, Dec. 23, 2006.
    2 Straziuso, Jason. "U.S. Airstrike Kills Taliban Commander." The Associated Press, Dec. 23, 2006.
     
     
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