Intense footage uploaded to YouTube claims to show U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan coming under fire from Taliban fighters during an “ambush.” The soldiers react with “an immediate hail of suppressing fire to keep the enemies’ heads down.”
The video, if completely authentic, gives us a look into the types of dangerous — and potentially deadly — situations our soldiers face on a daily basis, risking their lives for their fellow Americans.
“Once the firefight is won and the enemy breaks contact, the team does a break down of remaining ammo and supplies,” the video’s description reads.
The footage, seemingly taken by one of the soldiers’ helmet cams, is reportedly “part of an ongoing documentary of the war in Afghanistan through raw combat footage.”
Watch the video below (Warning! Graphic language):
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(H/T: Weasel Zippers)