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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2017 10:21 p.m. PST

"In a recently released propaganda video, the Taliban provided extensive footage of an ambush on an Afghan logistics convoy in the eastern province of Wardak. The daylight ambush destroyed multiple Afghan vehicles, and despite the fact that US helicopters were nearby, the Taliban do not appear to have been targeted during the fighting.

The video, which is titled ‘Caravan of Heroes 13' and was published on August 28, was produced by Manba al Jihad Studio, the media arm of the Haqqani Network, the Taliban subgroup that is closely linked to al Qaeda. Manba al Jihad Studio is "an official media wing of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Commission for Cultural Affairs Audio and Visual Sector," according to the accompanying statement announcing the release of the video…"
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