Heavily fortified... What does it mean?
Afghan troops in a secret operation? Fairy-tale.
...probably local tribe leader.
But why 'a key commander' doesn't fight in his own province, but in Kandahar? It is strange.
A team of SAS soldiers captured a key Taliban commander yesterday in a lightning raid on a heavily-fortified compound in southern Afghanistan.
Without a shot being fired...
...the force of fewer than 30 elite soldiers, backed by Afghan troops...
achieved "total surprise" and seized Mohammad Nabi...
in the early hours of the morning near Gereshk, in Helmand province. Nabi is believed to be a key commander in the Taliban insurgency in the neighbouring province of Kandahar.
The compound, which had been under observation by Nato forces for around two weeks, was typical of the heavily-fortified homes favoured by the Pashtun tribes of southern Afghanistan, which often boast battlements and watch towers.