Skip to comments.Afghans say find Taliban commander hiding in well
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.
Good Hunting!(bad hiding)
The Taliban deny its a well, they say it is a camoflauged missile silo
Good news bump.
Great! Another terrorist rat hunted down and flushed out of his hole.
(it's all Bush's fault)
guess there was no room at the caves (what's left of them)
When you live in a well, the water you drink today, is the water you drank yesterday.
To bad they needed the well they could have just filled it in.
Sounds like he was hiding in poorly to me.
Anyone remember the Little Rascals episode?
"Well, well, so Spud fell in the well."
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"
What, nobody had a hand grenade?
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.
What +15 posts without a mention to the famous "spideyhole"? People were slipping here.
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.
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.
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