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Taliban releases video of fighters imitating US special forces

Bill Roggio
5th September 2017 - Quoted by Daniel Brown - Business Insider

While much of the video shows how the Taliban conducts ambushes and assaults, the first 10 minutes of it shows militants replete with tactical garb and weapons, and employing their tactics.

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"The Taliban want to show their supporters and potential recruits that they are a professional force capable of defeating the Afghan government and the coalition," Bill Roggio, editor of FDD's Long War Journal, told the Military Times.

"The Taliban has touted its "special forces" in the past, in previous videos, however this video definitely kicks it up a notch," Roggio said.

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