Saturday, October 01, 2011

NATO Captures Senior Haqqani Leader

HT: USA Today

Excellent news on the War in Afghanistan front: Haji Mali Khan, the brother-in-law of Haqqani founder and all-around bad guy Jalaludin Haqqani, was captured without resistance in Afghanistan's Paktia Province this morning. Khan was a senior leader within the Haqqani network, who managed bases and oversaw missions.

This capture will significantly impair the Haqqani's ability to launch attacks in Afghanistan, which have slowly become more hazardous to Afghan and Coalition forces than Taliban fighters in the past year. Hopefully, we are able to gain valuable intelligence and disrupt Haqqani operations from this capture.

With the news that we killed Anwar al-Awlaki yesterday in Yemen and captured Khan today in Afghanistan, maybe the American citizenry will realize we're winning our fight against Islamic Jihadism, and stop calling for our soldiers to return home before the job is done.

What say you?

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