The shadow intelligence chief of Taliban Mullah Ahmad has been killed with two other militants in an airstrike in southern Helmand province.

According to the informed military sources “A Taliban intelligence chief responsible for planning and carrying out attacks against Afghan civilians was killed by a precision airstrike in Now Zad District, Helmand Province, Feb. 6, 2019.”

The sources further added that Mullah Amad was traveling along the roadway with two other militants when their vehicle was struck by an Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF) precision airstrike, killing all three Taliban fighters.

“His removal from Taliban ranks will weaken future Taliban operations in Helmand Province,” the sources said, adding that Afghan forces have killed 19 hostile Taliban fighters in Helmand Province since February 1st.

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