(Israel National News) U.S. forces have captured a senior Pakistan Taliban commander, Latif Mehsud, in a military operation, the state department confirmed on Friday.

Marie Harf, a spokeswoman for the State Department, described Mehsud as a “terrorist leader” and a “senior commander” in the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, reported the BBC.

She gave no details of the operation, but said he was a close confidante of the group’s leader, Hakimullah Mehsud.

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