US military reports indicate that they killed Mullah Shah Wali, the Red Unit’s leader who was also known as Haji Nasir.
Haji Nasir was killed along with a deputy commander and three other terror operatives in an airstrike conducted in the Taliban-controlled district of Musa Qala.
A video posted by US Forces – Afghanistan shows that the precision airstrike killed Wali and his companions. Wali and other terror operatives were traveling in a vehicle when it was struck from the air.
US Military reports indicate that “Wali and his ‘Red Unit’ are responsible for planning numerous suicide bombings, IED attacks, and coordinated assaults against civilians, Afghan and coalition forces.
Wali was directly responsible for coordinating operations and resupply of munitions, explosives, and materials for the Taliban throughout Helmand province.
According to USFOR-A commander General John Nicholson claimed Wali’s death will “disrupt the Taliban network, degrade their narcotics trafficking, and hinder their ability to conduct attacks against Afghan forces.