February 09, 2015

Former Gitmo Resident Mullah Abdul Rauf (Abu Whatever Khadim) Droned

He's dead Jim!

He was a Taliban commander captured by the United States and held at Guantanamo Bay. But he was let go and returned to Afghanistan. Mullah Abdul Rauf went on to become a recruiter for ISIS in Afghanistan.

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He was killed in a drone strike Monday, two officials told CNN.

Rauf and five others were killed, four of them Pakistani militants, said Mohammed Jan Rasoulya, the deputy governor of southern Helmand province. A senior Afghan security source confirmed Rauf's death.

The Washington Post, in a headline last month, called him "the shadowy figure recruiting for the Islamic State in Afghanistan."

Mullah Abdul Rauf's group had recently been the center of a spat between the Taliban and IS fighters attempting to bring the Taliban under IS control. The Taliban didn't like it much.
His name is Mullah Abdul Rauf, Afghan officials told the Associated Press on Monday. He is believed to operating in Helmand province, where coalition troops withdrew in October, according to a tribal leader in Sangin district.

“People are saying that he has raised black flags and even has tried to bring down white Taliban flags in some areas,” the tribal leader, Saifullah Sanginwal, told the AP. “There are reports that 19 or 20 people have been killed” in fighting between the Taliban and the Islamic State group, he added. Those reports have not been confirmed by Afghan authorities.

He's dead Jim!

By Howie at 09:56 AM | Comments |