first published on September 1, 2020 by Will
A lone Taliban fighter picks a fight with US airpower, attacking at close range during an apparent helo insertion and before getting annihilated by an Apache attack helicopter.
During an apparent insertion of troops by a US helicopter, a lone Taliban fighter outside of a nearby compound decides to shoot at the hovering and vulnerable aircraft. After briefly trading fire with the helo and dismounts, the circling Apache tracks him as he attempts to retreat. However, the distance the militant puts between himself and friendly forces only benefits the loitering Attack helicopter and its 30mm cannon. Once he is far enough away from the friendly troops, the Apache begins firing burst after burst until the insurgent is thoroughly destroyed.