The Taliban released video of its forces entering the Fanduqistan Valley in Afghanistan’s central province of Parwan after Afghan forces retreated. The Taliban operation took place in the contested district of Ghorbund.
The video, release on Voice of Jihad, the Taliban’s official website, shows Afghan forces retreating from mountaintop outposts and abandoning the village below after coming under attack by Taliban forces. US supplied HUMVEEs and other vehicles race from the outpost and through the village as Taliban fighters fire on them. A military helicopter is shown flying over the town but it is unclear if it fired on the Taliban.
After the Afghan forces leave, the fighters march into the town on foot, carrying the white flag of the Taliban. The fighters then loot the village and display their war bounty. The retreating Afghan forces appear to have taken all of their weapons with them, but left a large supply of ammunition, radios, uniforms, cold weather gear, body armor, and other supplies.