A combat video has appeared online showing an US service member firing into the cab of a civilian truck as the two vehicles pass on a road in Afghanistan.
The incident was shown at 0:20 in the video titled “Happy Few Ordnance Symphony”, a montage of combat footage from 2017. The video originally appeared on YouTube showing the Green Berets, SEALs, Rangers and Marine Raiders in action in the war-torn country. However, it was not authorized by the US Central Command and was quickly removed from the site.
Despite this, the video already caused a deep concern among the international audience because the filmed incident looks as an obvious war crime.
The US military launched an investigation of the incident.
“The amateur video posted on a public website gives us serious concern,” the US Central Command told POLITICO on the issue. “The video in question is not official, not authorized and does not represent the professionalism of the service members of U.S. Central Command… We are conducting an investigation into this video, and will take appropriate actions as a result of this investigation.”