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Clad in military gear, Taliban ‘mock’ the US by recreating famous Iwo Jima photograph

The image mockingly reveals the Badri 313 Battalion, which has been deployed to patrol areas of Kabul, elevating the white Taliban flag wearing American tactical gear and camouflage

The Taliban recreated the well-known World Warfare II photograph of US Marines elevating the flag on the island of Iwo Jima whereas donning US-made tactical gear. Twitter/@ClayTravis

Showing to mock the USA, the Taliban have recreated the well-known image of US Marines elevating the US flag on the island of Iwo Jima. The rebel group, which overran Afghanistan in a matter of weeks, has posted the photographs as a part of its propaganda push.

The pictures present the Badri 313 Battalion elevating the white Taliban flag. The fighters are seen sporting American tactical gear, together with night-vision goggles, camouflage, and fight gear to recreate the enduring {photograph}.

The unique {photograph} was taken by Related Press photographer Joe Rosenthal on 23 Could 1945. The picture, taken within the remaining levels of the Second World Warfare, reveals six US Marines elevating their nation’s flag over Mount Suribachi in the course of the Battle of Iwo Jima. The {photograph} gained the Pulitzer the identical 12 months.

It was utilized in 1954 for the development of the Marine Corps Warfare Memorial. The memorial was devoted to all Marines who had died in service since 1775.

The Taliban’s mockery of the {photograph} comes as a part of renewed propaganda makes an attempt on a part of the group.

The group has launched propaganda movies that present the insurgents inspecting army gear, together with drones, communication gear, firearms, and lengthy traces of automobiles. It has additionally launched footage that reveals its members with stolen American gear and fashionable weaponry, together with assault rifles.

The video was launched on pro-Taliban channels. The Taliban stated they’ve deployed the Badri 313 Battalion to patrol areas of Kabul. The elite unit is known as after the Battle of Badr, which occurred 1,400 years in the past, when Prophet Mohammad defeated the enemy with simply 313 males in his military.

The chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan has led to the Taliban having the ability to seize all types of army gear. The group is reportedly in possession of assorted mild plane and helicopters, together with 35 American Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

US nationwide safety Advisor Jake Sullivan, showing on Fox Information, stated the US doesn’t “have an entire image, clearly, of the place each article of defence supplies has gone”.



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