M142 HIMARS Strike Obliterates Taliban Command Center (2018)

first published on June 25, 2018 by

A video released by the Air Force Central Command shows the destruction of a high-level Taliban operations center by the use of precision guided M142 HIMARS rockets. The event took place in late May 2018.

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The situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate as the Taliban expand in territory-held and influence. A recent ceasefire was touted by the Pentagon as a positive sign that the Taliban were willing to discuss a peace agreement. However, the reality of the situation is that the ceasefire was an absolute failure as insurgent attacks only escalated across the country.

In fact, the Taliban used the ceasefire as an opportunity to reconnoiter and execute massive operations. They captured over 70 policemen and overran 13 outposts in Wardak province, just south of Kabul. In the Bala Murghab district of Badghis province, the Taliban used the ceasefire to successfully infiltrate and attack two outposts which resulted in the death of 30 Afghan soldiers.

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