Mullah Najibullah, You’ve Been….Thunderstruck

Our Boy kicking ass from the air in Afghanistan. The Taliban can sneak in, but it’s a bit tougher to sneak out after their lame ambushes.

Via The Telegraph: Caught in the middle of the Helmand river, the fleeing Taliban were paddling their boat back to shore for dear life.Smoke from the ambush they had just sprung on American special forces still hung in the air, but their attention was fixed on the two helicopter gunships that had appeared above them as their leader, the tallest man in the group, struggled to pull what appeared to be a burqa over his head…

…By the time the gunships had finished, 21 minutes later, military officials say 14 Taliban were confirmed dead, including one of their key commanders in Helmand…

“Some of them were trying to get the heavy machine-gun up a small hill to engage us,” Lt Denton said. “Capt Staley used the 30mm gun to take out the two guys who had taken off, and then we fixed on the ones with the heavy machine-gun. They were huddled around a large boulder and we shot them. We put as many rounds around it as we could, because if they got to it they could cause us trouble. But they never had a chance to set it up.”

Using its cannon and then its rockets, the Apache finished off all the Taliban fighters it could find, then launched nail-filled rockets and dropped white phosphorous to destroy the motorcycles and the machine guns. After the shooting stopped, 12 Taliban were confirmed dead…

…..for now, the American airmen are not losing any sleep over it. “When you are on top of the enemy you look, shoot and it’s, ‘You die, you die, you die…”

If you are a Taliban fighter, get your affairs in order post haste.

Also see See-Dubya at Hot Air, Blue Crab Boulevard and Reihl World View.

Original Mullah Najibullah, You’ve Been….Thunderstruck post at The Jawa Report.


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