A leader of the Afghan Taliban suspected to have orchestrated an attack on Australian troops has been killed. The attack on the Australian troops killed one soldier. This is just one incident of many in which the Australian contribution to ISAF has damaged the Taliban.
Australian special forces have killed or captured more than a dozen Taliban leaders in the province in the past six months.
Air Chief Marshal Houston said the Australian special forces team were having a significant impact on the province.
“Last year the violent incidents went up right acoss Afghanistan. The only province where there was a reduction in violent incidents was in Oruzgan. We were against the trend,” he said.
Australia has over 1,000 troops in Afghanistan, fighting in some of the most violent regions of the country.