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Taliban Confirms Top Commander Killed by US Drone

An American drone airstrike in southern Afghanistan has killed a key Taliban military commander, dealing a serious blow to the insurgent group. Afghan and Taliban officials Sunday identified the slain man as Mullah Abdul Manan, saying he was killed along with four partners Saturday in the Nawzad district of Helmand province. An insurgent statement said Manan was its “shadow governor” for the largest Afghan province, where the Taliban controls or contests most of the...

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