Wanted to post this here regarding the 6 August 2011 incident in which a CH-47 transporting a QRF of DEVGRU and ANA personnel was downed by a Taliban fired RPG in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Thirty one brave warriors were lost in this attack, the largest single loss of life in one engagement since the beginning of OEF. in continuing to research this incident, I stumbled upon a contemporary Al Jezeera news report which included video footage the network stated was provided by the Taliban. In the short video the Taliban are seen to be celebrating, singing, shooting rifles into the air, etc. The camera then zooms in on a number of fighters who are seen to be hugging and congratulating each other. Included in this group is the man pictured below who certainly appears to be wearing an ACU top in UCP complete with 1st Infantry Division SSI! I must admit that I was angered (an understatement) by this footage. Below are three screenshot stills from the news video report.
Note that in the stills you can clearly make out the velcro closures on the cuffs and collar. The sleeve pocket flap and velcro and even the slanted chest pockets and closures are also visible.
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