first published on December 12, 2019 by Will
Multiple videos have surfaced on Twitter and other social media documenting the 10-hour battle at Bagram Airfield Dec. 11, 2019.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which killed two civilians of unidentified nationality and wounded 70 more.
US officials initially claimed the militants targeted an under-construction medical facility near Bagram Air Base, but various photos show significant damage to structures on the base as well, including damage to an aircraft terminal, which suggest the fighting and attack may not have been isolated to a single, off-base structure.
Additionally, in one of the witness videos, a man speaking English with an American or Canadian accent laughs at the official report that the attackers were merely targeting a Hospital. He also narrates how the battle has been ongoing for over nine hours as cyclic weapons discharges can be heard nearby.
Bagram District Gov. Qodusi claimed in an AP News article that the facility was attacked by only six Taliban insurgents, which is odd, considering the 10-hour gun battle and airstrikes from both Apache attack helicopters and US fixed-wing fighter jets.