-video diaries them building the base
-the initial attack by Taliban
-view from Talibans side
-Apache FLIR footage
2 videos(ABC/CBS) combined into one and the second one starts at about 3:07 with soldiers who died in the battle sharing their video diaries days before the battle as they build it.
I don't know what the commanders were thinking building a base in that soup bowl down there, amazingly they never infiltrated the base and were kept at bay although at a loss of 9 U.S. Soldiers.
The Apache support above was great as you can see from some of the footage, the Taliban stand out like a bright like on the FLIR vision so they are easy to pick off but the pilot said it all at the end when he flies over the mountain top part where all the soldiers are lying dead.
I cannot seem to find this video yet and it might still be buried deep in those Islamic forums yet to be released fully.
It was one of the deadliest attacks of the war for U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The target: a remote U.S. outpost in Wanat, Nuristan. The date: July 13, 2008. ABC News has obtained a view of the battle unseen until now: the attack, filmed by the Taliban as they assaulted the base. The exclusive video of the attack was obtained via the NEFA Foundation.
The video begins by showing Taliban fighters walking on a mountain path. They appear relaxed and comfortable, walking through the area armed but unchallenged. They are heard chatting calmly on their radios.
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In: Afghanistan, Middle East
Tags: Wanat, Taliban, Attack, Base, Americans, US, Nuristan, Afghanistan, Commander, decisions, Apache, Soldier, Interview, ABC, CBS
Location: Wanat, Konar, Afghanistan (load item map)
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