SAS troops fool Taliban by disguising as ‘devout’ women in burqas in dramatic Kabul escape

Cosmik Debris

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“The troops ditched most of their equipment except for their weapons and ammo and covered themselves with the burqas.

“They then bought five taxis and drove to Kabul.

“Every time they came to a road block an Afghan special forces soldier explained that the women were very devout and wanted to welcome the Taliban back into Afghanistan.

 

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like the taliban flying a US military helicopter

You mean an Afghan army pilot that defected flying a helicopter for the Taliban. Which will not be flying anymore as it's maintenance has not been performed.
 

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“The troops ditched most of their equipment except for their weapons and ammo and covered themselves with the burqas.

“They then bought five taxis and drove to Kabul.

“Every time they came to a road block an Afghan special forces soldier explained that the women were very devout and wanted to welcome the Taliban back into Afghanistan.

Not seeing the story in your link
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The burqa/niqab disguise seems to be a standard and over played hollywood trope, seems kind of "meh" now.
 

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"...by disguising as ‘devout’ women in burqas..."

No eye-contact - check
If required to speak, attempt to do so with a gesture of subservience instead of talking - check
Don't draw attention - check
Completely conceal identity - check

So likely the most straight-forward SAS operation ever? :laugh:
 
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