Taliban Attack During Dust Storm, A-10 Warthog Flies CAS Anyway

first published on February 22, 2019 by

A recently uploaded video documents a 2013 firefight during a dust storm in Kapisa province, Afghanistan.

dust storm

According to the uploader, the Taliban used the cover of a dust storm to move into position and attack as US forward operating base (FOB). The insurgents figured the inclement weather conditions would keep close air support aircraft grounded, which would even out the fight.

Apparently, the A-10 Warthog pilot didn’t care about the dust storm and came out to play anyway. The uploader states that no friendly troops were wounded or killed in the battle. However, the severe winds destroyed an observation blimp.


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