Taliban Attacks Five Army Positions In Southern Afghanistan

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Taliban Attacks Five Army Positions In Southern Afghanistan

On November 26, Taliban fighters attacked two positions of the Afghan Army in Naish district of the southern Kandahar province, according to the Taliban news agency Voice of Jihad. Over 19 soldiers of the Afghan Army were killed by Taliban fighters during the attack, while the Taliban lost only 2 fighters according to the source.

Voice of Jihad also reported that Taliban fighters captured a position of the Afghan Army in Arghistan district, also in Kandahar province. During the attack, Taliban fighters killed 9 Afghan soldiers and destroyed a vehicle of the army, according to Voice of Jihad.

In the southern Helmand province, Taliban fighters attacked two checkpoints of the Afghan Army and police in Said district. 14 Afghan soldiers and policemen were killed,  and 2 vehicles of the Afghan Army were destroyed by Taliban fighters during the attack, according to Voice of Jihad.

On November 14, an Afghan official told the New York Times newspaper that 23-70 soldiers and officers of the Afghan Army were killed in a similar series of attacks conducted by the Taliban’s special forces known as the “Red Unit”.

The official claimed that these Taliban special forces units are backed by Russia, Iran and Pakistan. However, the Taliban is still capable of conducting such successful hit and run attacks likely because the Afghan Army faces significant problems with corruption and is not receiving an effective military support from the US.

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  • alejandro casalegno

    The Taliban in the photo have a brand new FN SCAR 7.62……..a “Souvenir” from NATO special forces.

    • GroundlessAir

      Excellent battle rifle, one of the most popular and well-known battle tested weapon guys at Herstal have produced, well maybe only second to the legends of FN FAL and P90. Then again, these guys are used to mass-surrendering and demoralized afghan troops who only joined army because they needed money and there are no jobs, who leave stashes of NATO standard weapons and vehicles behind. They have so many HMMVWs that they can allow themselves to cannibalize some for parts and even use some as VBIEDs.

    • hhabana

      Yes, nice rifle.

  • Ivanus59

    If there is this much fighting in the early winter which is usually the peaceful part of th year for them…. Then the summer of 2018 will certainly be a hot one for Afghanistan.

  • Michael Qiao

    Come on Taliban you can do this, what are you doing Americans, the enemy is right there

  • Leon De Elias

    Taliban huh..? who gave them US spec op issue FN SCAR rifles..?