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Afghans say find Taliban commander hiding in well
Reuters | February 14, 2005

Posted on 02/14/2005 2:21:50 AM PST by HAL9000

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Feb 14 (Reuters) - A commander of Taliban guerrillas in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan was captured last week while trying to hide in a well and handed over to U.S. forces, the provincial governor said on Monday.

Mullah Mohammad Naeem was captured by Afghan forces in the village of Sia Sang in Uruzgan's Deh Rawud district on Friday, Jan Mohammad Khan told Reuters.

"The raid was conducted on a house in Deh Rawud," he said. "The Taliban commander was hiding in a well."

Khan said Naeem was a senior Taliban commander in the province and had been planning attacks on U.S.-led forces.

He said Naeem was handed over to the Americans.

A spokesman for the 18,000-strong U.S.-led military force pursuing Taliban and allied Islamic militants said he would check the report but was not immediately able to confirm it.

Khan said Naeem was close to Mullah Brother, one of two top military aides to Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, and was responsible for many guerrilla attacks.

U.S.-led forces overthrew the Taliban in late 2001 after the Islamic fundamentalists refused to hand over al Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden, responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.

Both bin Laden and Mullah Omar remain at large despite an intensive three-year hunt.

Afghanistan has seen a decline in Taliban attacks since the guerrillas failed to make good their vow to disrupt presidential elections held last October, but the militants are still seen as a threat to more complex parliamentary polls due later this year.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; captured; naeem; taliban; uruzgan

1 posted on 02/14/2005 2:21:51 AM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Good Hunting!(bad hiding)


2 posted on 02/14/2005 2:23:17 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Straight Vermonter

PING!


3 posted on 02/14/2005 2:23:28 AM PST by endthematrix (Declare 2005 as the year the battle for freedom from tax slavery!)
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To: HAL9000

The Taliban deny its a well, they say it is a camoflauged missile silo


4 posted on 02/14/2005 2:23:48 AM PST by GeronL (The Old Media is at war with the New Media...... We are all Matt Drudges now.)
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To: HAL9000

Good news bump.


5 posted on 02/14/2005 2:27:40 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: HAL9000

Great! Another terrorist rat hunted down and flushed out of his hole.

(it's all Bush's fault)


6 posted on 02/14/2005 2:31:35 AM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

guess there was no room at the caves (what's left of them)

great news!


7 posted on 02/14/2005 2:43:28 AM PST by SueRae
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To: GeronL

8 posted on 02/14/2005 2:51:42 AM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (ATTN. MARXIST RED MSM: I RESENT your "RED STATE" switcheroo using our ELECTORAL MAP as PROPAGANDA!)
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To: HAL9000

When you live in a well, the water you drink today, is the water you drank yesterday.


9 posted on 02/14/2005 3:15:55 AM PST by samtheman
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To: HAL9000

To bad they needed the well they could have just filled it in.


10 posted on 02/14/2005 3:49:01 AM PST by Recon Dad (One down two more to go.........)
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To: HAL9000

Sounds like he was hiding in poorly to me.


11 posted on 02/14/2005 3:51:08 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: AdmSmith; Cap Huff; Coop; Dog; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ganeshpuri89; Boot Hill; Snapple; ...
Let me know if you want on/off the terrorist roundup ping list.

Terrorist Scorecard

12 posted on 02/14/2005 3:53:29 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Liberalism: The irrational fear of self reliance.)
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To: HAL9000

Anyone remember the Little Rascals episode?

"Well, well, so Spud fell in the well."


13 posted on 02/14/2005 4:05:08 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: HAL9000
Afghans say find Taliban commander hiding in well

well, well, well....

Come on, some one had to say it...
14 posted on 02/14/2005 4:10:52 AM PST by Cronos (Never forget 9/11)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Thanks for the ping, this is good news:

"Afghanistan has seen a decline in Taliban attacks since the guerrillas failed to make good their vow to disrupt presidential elections held last October"


15 posted on 02/14/2005 4:21:45 AM PST by AdmSmith
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To: HAL9000

What, nobody had a hand grenade?


16 posted on 02/14/2005 4:58:49 AM PST by 12B
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To: HAL9000; Straight Vermonter

It looks like the local populace are getting tired of these guys and are turning them in.

Still, there is very little encouraging news on the opium growing front. It looks like a bumper crop this year.


17 posted on 02/14/2005 5:31:05 AM PST by Khurkris (That sound you hear coming from over the horizon...thats me laughing.)
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To: HAL9000

What +15 posts without a mention to the famous "spideyhole"? People were slipping here.


18 posted on 02/14/2005 5:40:44 AM PST by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Reuters never misses an opportunity to report comments like this:

"Both bin Laden and Mullah Omar remain at large despite an intensive three-year hunt."

OLD MEDIA at work. Although true, it never states exactly how many have been caught. See terrorist scorecard. Do they every report that? No.


19 posted on 02/14/2005 12:34:50 PM PST by BushisTheMan
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To: HAL9000
They should have pulled up the old oaken bucket and let him sit down thar in that cold, damp well for a couple of weeks.

Should have tossed him some camel bones and goat milk to live on while he pondered if his career had gone up or down as a Bin Laden stooge.

Leni

20 posted on 02/14/2005 12:41:09 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: HAL9000

This guy was all wet.


21 posted on 02/14/2005 12:42:28 PM PST by Airborne1986 (Well, You can do what you want to us, but we're not going to sit here while you badmouth the U.S.A.)
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To: HAL9000

After his capture, Naeem was asked how he was doing. His response: "Not well."


22 posted on 02/14/2005 12:43:56 PM PST by Airborne1986 (Well, You can do what you want to us, but we're not going to sit here while you badmouth the U.S.A.)
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To: HAL9000

Hal, thanks as always for the ping. You are doing a great service; one I would have the stomach for.


23 posted on 02/14/2005 1:42:04 PM PST by Chuck54 (Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway. - Harper Lee)
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To: HAL9000

They should have back-filled the well with pig shit and then capped it with cement.


24 posted on 02/14/2005 1:43:54 PM PST by Natural Law
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To: Blurblogger

lol


25 posted on 02/14/2005 3:29:38 PM PST by GeronL (The Old Media is at war with the New Media...... We are all Matt Drudges now.)
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To: HAL9000

Ding dong dell.


26 posted on 02/14/2005 3:31:10 PM PST by Liberal Classic (No better friend, no worse enemy. Semper Fi.)
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To: GeronL
Musta been a short-arm missle, right?
27 posted on 02/14/2005 3:32:17 PM PST by pointsal
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To: Liberal Classic

heh


28 posted on 02/14/2005 3:36:22 PM PST by HAL9000 (Links to News Sources - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1340399/posts)
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To: BushisTheMan

...OLD MEDIA at work. Although true, it never states exactly how many have been caught. See terrorist scorecard. Do they every report that? No....

Hey, I think you're on to something there. When they do report the truth, it's because it supports their (negative) point of view.

The party of "No". Did Delay hit it on the head or what?


29 posted on 02/14/2005 3:37:53 PM PST by planekT
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To: MEG33

I hope it was wet and he caught cold.


30 posted on 02/14/2005 3:42:04 PM PST by ErnBatavia (ErnBatavia, Boxer, Pelosi, Thomas...the ultimate nightmare Menage a Quatro)
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