A US remotely piloted aircraft on Sunday reportedly killed a senior Taliban commander in northern Afghanistan. Mullah Abdul Salam and some of his key commanders were killed in Kunduz province, Voice of America reported, citing Taliban leaders and Afghan officials. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Sunday that Mullah Salam was “destroyed” in an “important demonstration for the security of Kunduz,” according to VOA. Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis on Monday confirmed a strike occurred, but said the US was still assessing the results of it. However, if the reporting is confirmed, it would be “welcome” news, he said.
May 23, 2022
The Department of the Air Force announced the retirements of several key leaders within the Air Force and Space Force on May 23, while also unveiling more than a dozen new assignments for current or future one-star generals.