After US Exit, Video Of Taliban Flying US Chopper With Man Dangling

US Withdrawal: The video first surfaced on Monday, hours before the US wrapped up a messy exit from Afghanistan, with the last of its troops flying out in military aircraft around midnight.

 

New Delhi: 

A body dangled from a US military chopper being flown by the Taliban, reportedly over Kandahar in Afghanistan, in a video shared on Tuesday by several journalists and what the Taliban claims is their official handle.

The video, which went viral, first surfaced on Monday, hours before the US wrapped up a messy exit from Afghanistan, with the last of its troops flying out in military aircraft around midnight. NDTV cannot confirm the authenticity of this video.

The “Talib Times” – its Twitter bio calls it “the English language official account of Islamic Emirate Afghanistan” – claimed that the chopper was “patrolling the city”, without once mentioning the body hanging on a rope from the US Black Hawk.

“Our Air Force! At this time, the Islamic Emirate’s air force helicopters are flying over Kandahar city and patrolling the city,” said the tweet.

Republican senator Ted Cruz, sharing a thread on the video, said it summed up President Joe Biden’s Afghanistan botch-up.

“This horrifying image encapsulates Joe Biden’s Afghanistan catastrophe: The Taliban hanging a man from an American Blackhawk helicopter. Tragic. Unimaginable,” Mr Cruz wrote.

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