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Taliban Increasingly Uses Night Vision Equipment To Gain Upper Hand In Clashes

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Taliban Increasingly Uses Night Vision Equipment To Gain Upper Hand In Clashes

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On September 24th, a video was shared showing a fight between the Taliban and the Afghan Security Forces, recorded with thermal imaging equipment.

Until about 2019, the US military, as well the Afghan Security Forces could effectively damage the Taliban during their night raids, however the group has increasingly been using night vision in its defense and attacks.

The Afghan Security Forces (and if the US doesn’t really withdraw) are practically losing a very important advantage over the militants.

Although, on the other hand, it is extremely difficult to estimate the number of night vision devices and thermal imagers in Taliban possession, it’s possible that only the most elite units have such equipment.

And these “special forces” are extremely rare on the battlefield.

The initial reports of Taliban with night vision equipment surfaced exactly a year ago in a UN report.

Afghan officials cited in the report said the Taliban had at least one night vision device and sniper rifle “for each unit of 10 to 16 Taliban fighters,” the UN report reads.

“The type and origin of such equipment varies and suggests that a number of commercial and military stock items are being supplied in increasing numbers,” according to the report.

“The Taliban enjoy robust supplies of weapons, ammunition, funding and manpower, with 60,000 to 65,000 fighters and half that number or more of facilitators and other non-combatant members,” the report reads.

The night vision devices allow the Taliban to “effectively harass isolated Afghan National Defence and Security Forces checkpoints” and “has proven to be a successful tactic in both gaining and holding territory, as well as being a catalyst for demoralizing the Afghan Forces at such checkpoints,” the report detailed.

The monitoring team said it had also seen Soviet military 1PN night vision scopes.

“Equipment is normally rail mounted onto rifles and becomes most effective in combination with the Taliban’s use of Dragunov 7.62 x 54 mm sniper rifles, which allow effective targeting at up to or even above 800 meters,” the report reads.

Taliban fighters have also been known to acquire night vision goggles through attacks against Afghan commandos and special operations units supplied with U.S. night vision tech.

It is unlikely that the numbers of night vision equipment had gone down since 2019, rather it has most likely gone up.

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Servet Köseoğlu

Probably Multispectral camouflage to avoid IR cameras of the UAVs as well…Taliban is bad-ass..

Kenny Jones ™

Maybe send some of your Syrian mercenaries to Central Asia, to help your Taliban friends too

Servet Köseoğlu

why not?

Kenny Jones ™

Well the closer to your home Mongolia, the better, go ahead

Servet Köseoğlu

not serious…how come 90 million country get close to Mongolia?

Furkan Sahin

The Taliban and Isis are on the same level

Jim Allen

They have the same creators, along with al CIAeda.

Kenny Jones ™

They’re losing badly to oppress us

James Adams

Your a fucking retard. Go and kill yourself !!!……

Servet Köseoğlu

let me take you to gulag..you can downvote me as ”guest vote” and continue your stupid comments with status ”this user is blocked”..

Tommy Jensen

Probably delivered by the US Coalition to keep the cash cow running.

Lone Ranger

Bingo.

James Adams

Your a fucking retard. Go and kill yourself !!!.

HiaNd

“luckily” for “Afghan Security Forces” they have very solid mud fortress that can’t resist even donkey fart. :)

Kenny Jones ™

I wouldn’t support US backed Afghan regime forces against Taliban, be neutral the least

HiaNd

Kenny it would be arrogant that I pretend to have sense of humor, but at least you should be able to recognize that I have tried.
Lets make compromise and call it very bad attempt to make joke?

Furkan Sahin

Fuck Taliban and Afghanistan government are both shit

HiaNd

Again it was ironical a bad joke…which you people fail to understand

Furkan Sahin

i understand but you do not over decide what I should do or not

James Adams

Its actually pretty resistant to small arms. Its just when you shoot Fucking RPG’s it gets fucked. Learn how war works so you don’t sound like a fucking retard. go kill yourself !!!

HiaNd

I still prefer to k i l l Nazi c u n t s like you

Potato Man

Paid by wahhabi States and delivered by Amazon.

Fog of War

You need to read a little more.. There’s a serious logical flaw in your statement.

Kenny Jones ™

You mean Pakistan?

Fog of War

No, I mean the concept of Zio subservient Wahhabi states funding the Taliban to fight the US in Afghanistan. They would be ” color revoultioned ” in under a day if the Americans found out.

Jim Allen

Wahabbi States are Zionists. Duh !

Fog of War

I’d like to have resonable conversations with you, but childish remarks like ” duh ” make me not even want to bother.

James Adams

Your a fucking retard. Go and kill yourself !!!..

Fog of War

Why ? It seems YOU’RE the retard in this case.

cechas vodobenikov

excellent satire–if amazon could they likely would

Lone Ranger

CIA supplying them.
No question about it.
They dont want Trump to be able to pull out, they would lose the opium fields and with that their funding for black projects.

James Adams

Your a fucking retard. Go and kill yourself !!!

Lone Ranger

Truth hurts, try to handle it.
CIA is arming these trolls since the 70s.

Kenny Jones ™

Hmm I wonder what state actor might have supplied them with that, accidentally of course..

HiaNd

US?
If they attack some trucks and get their hands on US equipment, why wouldn’t they use it?!
If in their place, you would sell it on ebay instead?

Ali Karataş

G.I.Hajji

Peter Jennings

Addicts: Buy your poppies now before the US and nato lose their opium supply.

cechas vodobenikov

in the past 20 years since US invasions production has increased at least 2500% per UN causing the price of heroin in many European nations to decline precipitously—especially in Iran, Hungary, Russia where there are reported to be 425000-450,000 users….in USA where there are the most the heroin is produced in Mexico

cechas vodobenikov

many US military provided weapons to the Viet-Long in lost battles or perhaps sold them in exchange for heroin—while the Soviets defeated the al Qaeda American fundamentalists, US has been there for 20 years losing all battles….the idiot Gorbachev—the traitor, withdrew, despite that Afghan/Soviet troops had entirely vanquished the US created opium chewers..and to this day he funds a fake news periodical in Russia–novaya gazetta

Poppadop

The banker gangsters behind all the warmongering can still extract much of the drugs, minerals, and other loot from Afghanistan, so what do you think they care about the cannon fodder “losing all battles”…?

cechas vodobenikov

certainly—although it is reported the minerals in Afghanistan are difficult to to extract–most of the talc and gold is controlled by the taleban—some is controlled by various clans and sold mainly in Pakistan…..since it is typically mined in areas beyond govt control it is difficult to the quantities produced

James Adams

Your a fucking retard. Go and kill yourself !!!…

Phoron

This stuff is readily and openly available to consumers.

Globohomo spook agencies dont need to send NV gear to Taliban to keep the war going, infact stuff like this threatens to unbalance the war even more in Taliban favor.

There are so many possibilities of who is funding this gear, you don’t even need to consider perfidious Globohomo supplying their own enemies.

James Adams

The Taliban have always had night vision. You’ve only just realised? Hopefully the Taliban are slaughtered and the people of Afghanistan can live in peace. Away from this cancerous interpretation of Islam

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