Taliban’s Special Ops Commander Killed in Panjshir

Sources say that Qari Anas, a Taliban’s commander for conducting special operations has been killed in Panjshir province.

Sources told Hasht-e Subh on Saturday (June 18th) that Qari Anas was a key aid to Abdul Haq Waseq, the Taliban’s intelligence chief. According to sources, he was killed yesterday in Panjshir province.

According to sources, Qari Anas was from Ghazni province and was running a religious school in Peshawar.

Sources said that Qari Anas was responsible for launching special operations in Panjshir, Kapisa, Baghlan, Badakhshan, Balkh, Nangarhar, Kunar and Khost provinces.

Qari Anas is said to have been a key figure in the Haqqani network, which in the past led most terrorist operations in Kabul and other provinces.

A helicopter belonging to the Taliban was also shot down by NRF forces in the Arezoo Valley of Panjshir on Thursday last week.