ISIS recruiter killed in NATO drone strike

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An ISIS recruiter was killed in a NATO drone strike on Monday when he was crossing the desert in his car with five other people, according to Afghan officials.

Those inside the vehicle included Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Rauf, his brother-in-law and four Pakistani militants. All of them were killed in a U.S.-led drone strike.

Rauf was imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay from 2001 to 2007. He claimed to be a bread delivery person for the Taliban, but U.S. authorities suspected he was in a much more senior position, according to a U.S. military report that was released by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.

He was placed under house arrest after returning to the Afghan capital, but escaped in 2011.

Reports said that Rauf pledged allegiance to Islamic State in January due to ideological differences with the Taliban. He was involved in recent skirmishes with the Taliban, which killed up to 20 people.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Vehicle crossing the desert
2. Mullah Abdul Rauf and five others inside the vehicle
3. U.S-led coalition’s fighter jets bombing Mullah Abdul Rauf’s vehicle
4. Mullah Abdul Rauf spending six years at Guantanamo
5. Mullah Abdul Rauf escaping house arrest
6. Mullah Abdul Rauf pledging allegiance to Islamic State and engaging in skirmishes with Taliban fighters

VOICEOVER (in English):

“An ISIS recruiter was killed in a NATO airstrike on Monday when he was crossing the desert in his car with five other people.”

“Those inside the vehicle included Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Rauf, his brother-in-law and four Pakistani militants. All of them were killed in a U.S.-led airstrike.”

“Rauf was imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay from 2001 to 2007. He claimed to be a bread delivery person for the Taliban, but U.S. authorities suspected he was in a much more senior position.”

“He was placed under house arrest after returning to the Afghan capital, but escaped in 2011.”

“Reports said that Rauf pledged allegiance to Islamic State in January due to ideological differences with the Taliban. He was involved in recent skirmishes, with the Taliban which killed up to 20 people.”

SOURCES: Reuters, BBC, The Guardian
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/09/us-afghanistan-militant-idUSKBN0LD0VG20150209
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31290147
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/09/isis-militant-rauf-killed-afghanistan-drone-strike-guantanamo