The Taliban announced that the Afghan High Peace Council would be one of the primary targets in their “Badar” offensive. Security forces killed and captured several Taliban commanders and fighters in Uruzgan, Kandahar, Khost, and Baghlan. ISAF said the Afghan colonel who killed eight US airmen was not associated with the Taliban.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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