Abdul Latif Hakimi
Mullah Abdul Latif Hakimi, ( pronunciation (help·info) ahb-DOOL lah-TEEF hah-KEE-MEE[needs IPA] also known as Latif Hakimi or Hakim Latifi) was a media spokesman for the Taliban between January 2004 until his capture in October 2005 by Pakistani officials.
In June 2005, he confirmed that a helicopter had been shot down by insurgent fire during Operation Red Wings, killing all 16 U.S. Naval special operators aboard, representing the largest loss of life in the Invasion for the Coalition forces at that time.
Hakimi was released on 18 March 2007 along with four other Taliban prisoners in exchange for the release of kidnapped Italian reporter Daniele Mastrogiacomo. Daniele was freed a day later but Daniele's driver Sayed Agha was beheaded days before after the Taliban claimed he was a spy. Daniele's translator Ajmal Naqshbandi was beheaded on 8 April 2007.