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Afghanistan, the Taliban video on the June 1, 2012 suicide assault on FOB Salerno 

25 jul 2012, archived in news

The Taliban released a video produced by the Haqqani Network documenting the June 1 suicide assault on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost province, Afghanistan.

According to the SITE Intelligence Group it was first was published on the Voice of Jihad, the website published by the Taliban. Here a 10-minute segment of the video (originally 69 minutes long) published by The Long War Journal.

From the site:

The shorter video summary of the assault that was released on Liveleak shows the Haqqani Network fighters preparing for the assault, and the suicide bomber just before he left to attack the US base. The heavily-armed fighters, who are dressed in US Army digital camouflage uniforms and sneakers, are seen entering a white minivan.

The suicide bomber is seen laughing and smiling as he stands by a flatbed truck that is packed with explosives. He then poses with a bouquet of flowers in the cab of the truck and delivers a message before driving off to strike Salerno.

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