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    Post by Nkomo Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:47 am

    I was looking through Google Images last night and ran across this picture. According to the caption, these are Afghan Commandos circa 2011. Anyone else seen this pattern in use?

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    Afghan commandos take position during an on-going attack in Kabul on September 13, 2011. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images
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    Post by aussie digger Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:00 am

    Great photo Arch! Iv never seen this uniform in wear. Purely me guessing but i would think these guys are more likely to be ANP or some other police force. Just judging from photos the ANA commandos and SF seem to use mainly M4s or variants where as ANP special forces we see more AK variants.

    A good example being from your earlier thread with

    Afghan National Police Commander Azizullah

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    Post by Ben Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:56 am

    Check out that 40-round banana mag! Laughing

    That is an interesting pattern, though... like a slightly condensed woodland pattern.


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    Post by JKin Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:01 pm

    I vaguely recall reading that those guys were from the Crisis Response Unit (CRU) which I assume is part of ANP or the Ministry of the Interior. X2 to what aussie digger said about them.
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    Post by Nkomo Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:33 pm

    Okay. Makes more sense now. I had read an article that dealt with the counterfeit uniforms being made by insurgents and that to counter this, the NDS (part of the Ministry of the Interior) had adopted a new uniform. Nothing specefic on the pattern though.
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    Post by warloch Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:30 pm

    That 40 round mag looks so funny in that para AK.
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    Post by kriegsmodell Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:09 pm



    JKin wrote:I vaguely recall reading that those guys were from the Crisis Response Unit (CRU) which I assume is part of ANP or the Ministry of the Interior. X2 to what aussie digger said about them.


    Or perhaps ANP ANCOP?



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    Post by JKin Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:41 am

    Thats certainly a possibility.

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