The Department of Defense confirmed Tuesday that Mullah Abdul Salam, the Taliban’s commander for the province of Kunduz, was killed in an airstrike on Sunday, according to a Voice of America repor?t. The Taliban also confirmed that a remotely piloted aircraft had killed Salam along with four of his top associates in his home district of Dashti Archi, Kunduz. “Mullah Salam and the Taliban fighters under him murdered and terrorized the people of Kunduz for too long,” said Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, according to VOA. Salam is the most senior Taliban leader killed since a US drone strike killed Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, the Taliban leader, in May 2016.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon on March 13 fell short of a fully successful test, but the Air Force isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile. The defense giant's Missiles and Fire Control division recently said the ARRW is "ready…