13 Sep '18, 1pm

Taliban overruns military base in Zabul

A group of Taliban fighters loiter in broad daylight at a large base they overran in Zabul. From Taliban video “Enemy Retreat from Shomolzo (Zabul)”. This is in Shamulzayi district. pic.twitter.com/9gYlV8WkNv — Bill Roggio (@billroggio) September 12, 2018 The Taliban has released yet another video showing their fighters gathering in the open after overrunning a military base without fear of reprisal from NATO or Afghan warplanes. In many remote areas of Afghanistan, the Taliban has demonstrated that it can operate virtually unfettered. The Taliban released “Enemy Retreat from Shomolzo (Zabul)” on Sept. 10 on its official website, Voice of Jihad. It is unclear when the attack took place. In mid-August, the Taliban reportedly killed 11 policemen in Zabul after it overran two checkposts, but the video shows what appears to be a large base. “Shomolzo” is Shamulzayi district, w...

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