17 Militants killed
Afghan forces and their allies killed 17 militants including Mullah Asad, who was a senior taliban opperator. An ISAF spokesperson said that the death of Asad would have a significant effect on the Talibans ability to operate. He was said to be a mid-level taliban commander. During this operation four civilians were killed. They also discovered and distroyed small weapon caches.
The aritlce focused on how important it was that Mullah Asad was killed, they mentioned that civilians were killed but the story was how much of an impact the death of Asad will have on the Talibans ability to perform.