Taliban fighters executed nearly two dozen unarmed members of the Afghan special forces, who were surrendering after running out of ammunition, newly revealed video shows.
The video obtained by CNN shows the Afghan soldiers emerging from a building, after the Taliban called out, “Surrender, commandos, surrender,” in the town of Dawlat Abad in Faryab province, near the Afghanistan border with Turkmenistan, in June.
Then gunfire erupts amid cries of “Allahu Akhbar” — “God is great.”
A witness to the slaughter told CNN the commandos were gunned down in cold blood.
“The commandos were surrounded by the Taliban. Then they brought them into the middle of the street and shot them all,” the witness said.
Others in the town said the Afghan forces entered with several tanks, but ran out of ammunition after about two hours of fierce fighting with the Taliban.
And with the US military drawing down its troops to meet an end-of-August deadline for withdrawal, the Afghan