Sunday, March 29, 2009

Taliban commander killed by British troops - Mirror

By Rupert Hamer Defence Correspondent, 29/03/2009
British troops killed a Taliban commander by hitting him in the chest with a 35lb shell fired from two miles away.
The men from 29 Commando spotted the rebel chief from the Roshan Tower which overlooks Musa Qala in Afghanistan's Helmand province.

They managed to land the shell directly on top of the leader, killing two other Taliban who were beside him. Days earlier they had hauled the 105mm artillery piece up the hill by hand.
The Taliban have nicknamed the cannon "The Dragon" because of the flames that erupt from its barrel. These can be seen for miles around because the cannon is perched so high above the surrounding area.

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