first published on October 29, 2015 by Will
A video from the early days of Operation Enduring Freedom shows an absolutely brutal onslaught of firepower by an AC-130 gunship against Taliban forces in Afghanistan.
The insurgent forces, including some high value targets (HVT), were using a local mosque as a venue for their terrorist meeting, so the AC-130 Air Force Special Operations Command personnel decide to wait until the enemy fighters leave the religious site so as not to upset the local population.
What follows is an absolutely thorough working of the Taliban forces by the gunship’s armament. After taking care of the insurgents in the open, the crew moves on to an opening of a cave system where other fighters are taking refuge. After putting direct hits on the tunnel opening, more enemy come swarming out and are destroyed by the AC-130 to complete the mission.