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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 3:37 p.m. PST

"The Taliban has released yet another video showing their fighters gathering in the open after overrunning a military base without fear of reprisal from NATO or Afghan warplanes. In many remote areas of Afghanistan, the Taliban has demonstrated that it can operate virtually unfettered.

The Taliban released "Enemy Retreat from Shomolzo (Zabul)" on Sept. 10 on its official website, Voice of Jihad. It is unclear when the attack took place. In mid-August, the Taliban reportedly killed 11 policemen in Zabul after it overran two checkposts, but the video shows what appears to be a large base. "Shomolzo" is Shamulzayi district, which is contested by the Taliban, according to an assessment by FDD's Long War Journal…."
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Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2018 11:42 a.m. PST

All they need is one different letter to win.

NavyVet14 Sep 2018 5:59 p.m. PST

That they can overrun these small bases. What they don't say is that they can only do this on a limited basis. Any large troop movements in order to be able to pull off a large scale offensive opens them up to massive retaliation from the air. I also doubt if they have the logistical ability to mount a large scale offensive.

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