Kabul Firefight #1 (9/14/11)

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    Kabul Firefight #1 (9/14/11)

    Post by mpage on Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:21 pm

    I thought I'd share this clip of what appear to be American troops in Afghanistan. It's interesting because a Soviet-era Hind gunship shows up, and many of the troops are shooting AK's and what looks like a Dragunov or something similar. The uniforms are DCU, BDU, multicam, and that ash-colored UCP pattern. I think I saw M16s but I'd have to view it again.

    What type of unit is this? Army NG?

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    Re: Kabul Firefight #1 (9/14/11)

    Post by nkomo on Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:34 pm

    The guys in the DCU's with the woodland field gear are from Macedonia. There are US soldiers in there with the Multicam. Just a huge hodge-podge of nationalities running around.
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    Re: Kabul Firefight #1 (9/14/11)

    Post by Mercenary25 on Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:56 pm

    Photos and quotes from MP.net



    A U.S. soldier adjusts a belt of bullets during a gun battle with the Taliban militants in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday Sept. 14,2011. The Afghan government says the two-day insurgent assault in the heart of Kabul has ended and all the attackers have been killed.




    A NATO helicopter flies over the building from where Taliban fighters attacked the most heavily protected part of Kabul as security forces watch from below on September 14, 2011.



    Afghan military personal holds his rifle during an attack by Taliban militants September 13, 2011 in Kabul, Afghanistan.



    A soldier, part of the coalition forces, holds his weapon during a gun battle with Taliban militants in a building in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday Sept. 14,2011. The 20-hour insurgent attack in the heart of Kabul ended Wednesday morning after a final volley of helicopter gunfire as Afghan police ferreted out and killed the last few assailants who had taken over a half-built downtown building to fire on the nearby U.S. Embassy and NATO compounds.




    Security forces are seen on the rooftop after it was recaptured from Taliban insurgents who took over the building near the U.S. embassy in Kabul September 14, 2011




    Afghan security forces cheer on top of a building after all the militants, who occupied the building, were killed in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday Sept. 14,2011.



    Afghan youth cheer after a building was cleared of militants in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday Sept. 14, 2011.



    Afghan policemen carry a policeman who is a casualty at the site of an attack in Kabul September 14, 2011.



    Seven people, including four policemen, were killed and 17 others wounded in back-to-back militant attacks in the capital Kabul, an official said. Afghanistan, 14th September 2011



    NATO troops prepare to leave the area after a battle with Taliban insurgents who took over a building near the U.S. embassy in Kabul September 14, 2011. An assault by Taliban insurgents on the heart of Kabul's diplomatic and military enclave ended on Wednesday after 20 hours when security forces killed the last of six attackers, an Afghan government spokesman said.



    A NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) helicopter arrives to transport wounded foreign soldiers from the building where Taliban fighters attacked the most heavily protected part of Kabul on September 14, 2011.




    NATO and Afghan troops attend to casualties during a battle with Taliban insurgents who took over a building near the U.S. embassy in Kabul September 14, 2011. An assault by Taliban insurgents on the heart of Kabul's diplomatic and military enclave has ended after 20 hours, when security forces killed the last of six attackers, a spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior said on Wednesday.




    Soldiers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) carry a wounded colleague into a waiting helicopter near the building where Taliban fighters attacked the most heavily protected part of Kabul on September 14, 2011.



    Afghan policemen leave the site of an incident in Kabul September 14, 2011. An assault by Taliban insurgents on the heart of Kabul's diplomatic and military enclave ended on Wednesday after 20 hours when security forces killed the last of six attackers, an Afghan government spokesman said.







    An Afghan security personnel stands by a window as French soldiers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) inspect the site from where Taliban fighters launched a coordinated attack in Kabul on September 14, 2011. A coordinated Taliban assault on the Afghan capital was quelled on September 14 after raging for 19 hours in a hail of rockets, grenades and suicide blasts that left 14 dead and six foreign troops wounded. Afghan and foreign troops battled the insurgents who targeted the US embassy and NATO headquarters, sowing fear and confusion and raising fresh questions over the government's ability to secure the country even after a ten-year war. The standoff ended when troops finally killed the two last insurgents who had held out overnight in a high-rise building under construction just a few hundred metres from the heavily guarded US embassy.



    An Afghan police officer holds a hand grenade in the building which was occupied by Taliban militants in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday Sept. 14, 2011.



    An Afghan security man carries weapons and ammunition after all the Taliban militants were killed at the building in Kabul, Afghanistan Wednesday Sept. 14,2011. The Afghan government says the two-day insurgent assault in the heart of Kabul has ended and all the attackers have been killed.

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    Re: Kabul Firefight #1 (9/14/11)

    Post by mpage on Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:03 pm

    nkomo wrote: The guys in the DCU's with the woodland field gear are from Macedonia. There are US soldiers in there with the Multicam. Just a huge hodge-podge of nationalities running around.

    OK, that makes sense.

    Macedonian flag (one guy in the vid has it on his sleeve):


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    Re: Kabul Firefight #1 (9/14/11)

    Post by nkomo on Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:27 pm



    WOW! GREAT pic of a US Navy SEAL! He is wearing Multicam (Crye Precision looks to me) with an AOR-1 plate carrier with SEAL patch on the front.
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    Re: Kabul Firefight #1 (9/14/11)

    Post by nkomo on Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:29 pm

    That being said, it appears that some of the Afghan troops are also wearing DCU's in the pics Merc posted.




    The first picture Merc posted, I swear looks like an Afghan National Police officer in greyish-blue uniform. Any thoughts?
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    Re: Kabul Firefight #1 (9/14/11)

    Post by Misanthropic_Gods on Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:38 pm

    nkomo wrote:

    WOW! GREAT pic of a US Navy SEAL! He is wearing Multicam (Crye Precision looks to me) with an AOR-1 plate carrier with SEAL patch on the front.

    I noticed that as well, a GREAT ref picture. I wonder where he was wounded though, I see his arm on his shirt was cut off and there is a bit of blood on it, but none on his skin. I guess its possible it was just blood splash and they cut his sleeve to check underneath.

    Also, it appears they are part of Task Force Sword. " Task Force Sword, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force. It is unclear exactly what units are assigned to OEF-Afghanistan, but the operation is in charge of counter-terrorist operations, including pursuing al Qaeda along Afghanistan’s inhospitable border region with Pakistan"
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    Re: Kabul Firefight #1 (9/14/11)

    Post by nkomo on Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:49 pm

    This is a great refernce thread for uniform collectors. You see the US troops wearing standard issue Multicam. You see SEALs wearing Crye Multicam with various plate carriers (including an AOR-1). You see the ANA wearing digital, woodland, and 3-Color desert. You see the ANP wearing their standard grey/blue uniform and MAYBE even a tan woodland uniform. You even see am Afghan Security man (NDS?) wearing what appears to be a copy of the 5.11 type pants. AMAZING reference photos. That is why this thread is now pinned.

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