The unit that the Taliban has put in charge of the Afghan capital of Kabul is Badri 313, their special forces battalion.
Badri 313 is not a ragtag bunch of goat farmers like much of the Taliban regulars. According to media reports, they are a lethal special forces unit with the gear and expertise to go with it. US military weapons, night goggles, tactical vests, helmets…it’s all there. Now we know how the Taliban offensive took over the country so quickly.
Regular Taliban fighters are usually seen sporting turbans and vests while carrying old rifles.
The special Badri 313 unit gets the “good stuff.” Uniforms making them look like American soldiers tactical helmets camouflage, combat boots, and body armor while carrying M4 carbine assault rifles and driving around in armored Humvees. Some of their equipment was stolen from U.S. sources over the years.
Per the Hindustan Times:
After the takeover of Kabul, the Taliban’s special commando unit — Badri 313 — is ruling the streets of the Afghan capital. Armed with modern weapons and gadgets, the elite forces of Taliban are guarding the streets of Kabul. The forces have been specially trained for special operations. Reports say that the Taliban’s special commandos played a key role in Afghan offensive and are now responsible for the security of Kabul where they can be seen deployed at all key locations.
The Badri 313 In Kabul;
Taliban special forces of the 313 Badri Battalion were deployed to Kabul. pic.twitter.com/isXcmU5NHI
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No idea who created the music in the video. It wasn’t Pink Floyd but judging by the fact that the Taliban hates Americans and Jews, it may have been their former frontman Roger Waters.
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According to a report from India Today,
The Badri 313 prepares like any other special forces commando unit, employing tactical and attack training in undisclosed locations run by the Taliban.
When the Taliban first released images of the Badri 313, experts believed that they were sending a signal that showed they were no longer a rag-tag group of farmers, but now had modern military capabilities.
The Taliban’s tenacity has been well documented, but their lack of equipment always put them at a significant disadvantage against US and NATO forces.
The addition of night vision goggles in particular raised eyebrows when images of the Badri 313 were released, suggesting the Taliban would now be better equipped to combat night raids, or even carry out their own…
A member of the Pakistan Defence website told the news outlet that it showed the Taliban were no longer a bunch of farmers, but a professional paramilitary force, with one experts (sic) suggesting they were even better equipped than Pakistan’s army.
Previously, the Taliban had no access to such modern technology. They have it now. Reports of the Taliban going door to door attempting to find Bible Apps, seizing young girls for sex slaves, and beating Americans have recently ramped up. The Badri 313 commandos now resemble the special forces of other countries, including the US. Their presence places everyone in jeopardy.
The US has issued an alert to deter Americans from traveling to the airport unless they receive a specific personal message to do so. To receive such a message, they must fill out a repatriation request. How they get it to the powers that be is a question.
Because of potential security threats outside the gates at the Kabul airport, we are advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time unless you receive individual instructions from a U.S. government representative to do so.
President Biden claims that there are very few people having problems reaching the airport. But that’s a lie because the Taliban’s Badri 313 Unit running Kabul is stopping people from getting to the airport.
Now, Americans, Afghans, and others seeking to flee the country must brave the Taliban-held streets to reach the airport, with little to no help from troops from the United States or other nations, though some special forces have reportedly conducted targeted rescue missions by helicopter and U.S. troops went outside the airport to rescue 169 people.
This is not a surprise since so much technology and weapons have been commandeered by the terrorist Muslim group. But it is an extreme danger to the entire region and to the United States.
Much of the post was first seen at Conservative Firing Line.