Afghan soldiers trained by the US appear to have joined the Taliban 2.0 — giving the militants expertise along with the massive armory of US weapons of war they had already seized, according to a report.
British officers have analyzed photographs of the Taliban troops in action and believe they have shown clear training by NATO nations, specifically the UK and US, sources told the Times of London.
Some of the skills let analysts “know it’s our guys” who have switched sides to support the new regime — whose leadership includes designated terrorists wanted by the FBI and feared to be holding American hostages.
One giveaway was seeing Taliban troops using a “straight finger” over the trigger guard of their weapons, rather than the traditional way members of the group hold their AK47s “randomly,” one source told the UK Times.
“The new Taliban 2.0 … is using the finger discipline,” a former UK military member told the