Recon Platoon Assaults Taliban Position Under Fire

first published on June 10, 2020 by

An Army National Guard infantry recon platoon engages Taliban forces in Nurah Lam, Laghman Province, and proceeds to assault a Taliban-held compound.

The video shows an RPG that the Taliban threw down as they retreated from their positions, as the Americans closed to within 25 meters. The video shows seemingly lethargic troops slow to respond to commands and at times just standing or walking in the open as enemy fire rains in. This is the difference between active combat arms and guard exemplified in video format. Other factors to consider are fatigue and elevation. Regardless, these men bravely and successfully closed with their enemy and sent them fleeing while sustaining no friendly casualties.

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