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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2017 9:16 p.m. PST

"The Afghan Taliban recently promoted its "Special Forces Unit" that purportedly is operating in the eastern Afghan province of Laghman. Since 2015, the Taliban has advertised its so-called "Special Forces Unit" which is known to have operated in southern Afghan provinces.

These six photos of the "Special Forces Unit" operating in Laghman province were released by the Taliban on its official Telegram account on Nov. 1. The Taliban special forces are seen wearing new uniforms and chest rigs, and are photographed with a captured Afghan Army HUMVEE. The images were captured during the daylight…"


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Lion in the Stars07 Nov 2017 10:45 p.m. PST

Taliban Special Forces… Does that mean that they don't run away when a US platoon drives through their area? Because my friend the Stryker Platoon Leader was saying that a "major Taliban attack" was two dudes with RPGs or MGs when he was in Afghanistan.

foxweasel08 Nov 2017 2:03 a.m. PST

I've seen much better equipped Taliban units than this. They have plenty of western weapons, ammunition and kit.

Rhysius Cambrensis Inactive Member08 Nov 2017 2:39 a.m. PST

I love their bright white camo!

Caedite Eos08 Nov 2017 4:05 a.m. PST

I think that's a flag…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 10:50 a.m. PST

A flag?…


Personal logo Striker Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 3:57 p.m. PST

It could be all-you-can-eat night in Taliban town?

ThePeninsularWarin15mm Inactive Member08 Nov 2017 5:04 p.m. PST

So how does one discern the special forces from the garden variety inbred lunatics with Kalashnikovs?

Caedite Eos08 Nov 2017 10:37 p.m. PST

It's not camo, it's Arabic script on a flag draped over their shoulders.

capt jimmi Inactive Member10 Nov 2017 9:50 p.m. PST

hahahahaha ! nothing 'special' here …

.. particularly like the camo kaftans with white hi-tops .

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