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Afghanistan
German captured while fighting with Taliban's Red Unit
2018-03-07
[LWJ] The Afghan military said it captured a German citizen who was fighting in Helmand province and belonged to the Taliban’s Red Unit, which the terrorist group fancies as an elite unit that spearheads attacks on Afghan forces.

The German national, who goes by the name Abdul Wadood, was captured along with two other Taliban fighters during a raid in the Gereshk distirct in the southern province of Helmand on Feb. 27, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense told reporters. Five Taliban fighters were also killed during the raid in Gereshk, which was described by Afghan officials as "an insurgent safe haven," TOLONews reported.

Wadood was "the military adviser of Mullah Nasir," who was described as the commander of the Taliban’s Red Unit (also known as the Red Group or the Blood Unit) in Helmand province, according to ATN News.

The US military claimed it killed the head of the Taliban’s Red Unit during a strike in Helmand on Dec. 1, 2017. The US military identified the leader of the Red Unit in Helmand as Mullah Shah Wali, who was also known as Haji Nasir.
Posted by:Besoeker

#2  We had the report of his capture at the time, but this Long War Journal article is useful for the extended background Bill Roggio adds at the link. I’m glad I clicked on the headline.
Posted by: trailing wife   2018-03-07 13:31  

#1  "The German national, who goes by the name Abdul Wadood"

Please keep him
Posted by: European Conservative   2018-03-07 00:28  

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