[KhaamaPress] A commander of the Taliban’s Red Unit |
...in Pashto “Sara Kheta”, they’re the Taliban’s special forces/rapid deployment commando unit, also known as Red Group, Blood Unit, Danger Group, or Taliban Special Forces Unit. They first saw major action in Sangin, Helmand in 2016, then played a part in the defeat of ISIS two years later in Darzab, Jowzjan. They draw their fighters from the Pakistani madrassahs, get all the cool toys plus cycles of violence, and are supposed to be especially good at night fighting, with the caveat that they go through Number Ones fairly quickly...was killed during festivities with Afghan Security Forces in Badakhshan province, local authorities confirmed.
Sanaullah Rohani, front man for the Badakhshan police, said the armed government opposition Sunday night attacked Jorm district of Badakhshan province, surrounding the area. But suffered heavy retaliation by Afghan forces.
According to Rohani, the festivities started at around 5 p.m. Sunday and lasted until 11 p.m., warding off at least three of separate attacks.
"As a result of the festivities, Qari Saber, a commander to Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
’s Red Unit in Badakhshan, including his three guards, are killed," Rohani said. "Qari Shamsullah, a group leader of the Taliban, including four of his members, were maimed, making them retreat."
...back at the fist fight, Jake ducked another roundhouse, then parried with his left, then with his right, finally with his chin...
at least one Afghan forces maimed during the battle.