Afghan Special Forces Frustrated By Taliban Deadly Hit & Run, Ambush Tactics | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Afghan Special Forces Frustrated By Taliban Deadly Hit & Run, Ambush Tactics

By many accounts from international correspondents on the ground in Afghanistan, Taliban militants are continuing to make rapid gains - particularly through unpredictable hit-and-run tactics - also in places that airstrikes prove difficult to deploy given fighting sometimes erupts in urban areas.

Especially on the outskirts of the southern province of Kandahar, a mere few hundred Taliban insurgents have kept exhausted and stretched thin US-trained Afghan commandos guessing through ambush tactics. A detailed Reuters report capturing action as it unfolded on the ground this week begins by describing:

The highly trained troops had been called in to flush out insurgents who attacked regular forces and local police hours earlier, only to find that the Taliban had disappeared into the darkness leaving behind a few civilians and wounded soldiers.

"We received a report that the enemy had infiltrated here and wanted to overthrow the district," Major Mohammad din Tasir, a member of the special forces unit deployed in the Taliban's former stronghold of Kandahar, told Reuters after the operation. The report had suggested up to 300 Taliban fighters were present in the area, he said.

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