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Ruins of a former Taliban and Al Qaeda headquarters/training camp near Kandahar A view of a temple in downtown Kandahar City, Afghanistan from the roof of the governor's palace A view of downtown Kandahar City, Afghanistan from the roof of the governor's palace

Video footage of airstrikes, used during DoD news briefing of December 6, 2001
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Movie showing December 4, 2001, F-16 airstrike, using a JDAM, on a compound in Kandahar where Taliban troops had reportedly taken refuge
Footage showing December 4, 2001, F-16 airstrike, using a JDAM, on a compound in Kandahar where Taliban troops had reportedly taken refuge
Movie showing December 4, 2001, FA/18 airstrike using a laser-guided bomb on an al-Qaeda troop facility in the Kandahar area Footage showing December 4, 2001, FA/18 airstrike using a laser-guided bomb on an al-Qaeda troop facility in the Kandahar area Movie showing a series of weapons being delivered, on December 4, 2001, to what DOD believed to an al-Qaeda leadership compound near Kandahar Footage showing a series of weapons being delivered, on December 4, 2001, to what DOD believed to an al-Qaeda leadership compound near Kandahar


Video footage of airstrikes, used during DoD news briefing of December 5, 2001
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Movie showing December 2, 2001 F/A-18 airstrike on Al Qaeda troops arrayed in a trench system south of Kandahar
The footage above shows a December 2, 2001 F/A-18 airstrike on Al Qaeda troops arrayed in a trench system south of Kandahar
Movie showing December 2, 2001, airstrike on building where Taliban troops had reportedly taken refuge Movie showing December 2, 2001, airstrike on building where Taliban troops had reportedly taken refuge
The two videos above are from F-16 aircraft and show December 2, 2001, airstrikes on buildings outside of Kandahar where Taliban troops had reportedly taken refuge. According to DoD, a US ground forward air controler, in coordination with opposition group forces, called the strike in. The facility was heavily damaged while sparing the civilian facilities around it


Video footage of airstrikes, used during DoD news briefing of December 3, 2001
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Movie showing November 30, 2001 airstrikes on barracks facilities near Kandahar Movie showing November 30, 2001 airstrikes on barracks facilities near Kandahar
The two videos above show November 30, 2001 airstrikes on barracks facilities near Kandahar. According to DoD, Taliban forces had taken up positions in and around these facilities. Visble in the videos are impact craters and hits from previous airstrikes on that facility
Movie showing December 1, 2001 airstrikes on Taliban vehicles south of Kandahar Movie showing December 1, 2001 airstrikes on Taliban vehicles south of Kandahar
The two videos above show December 1, 2001 airstrikes on Taliban vehicles south of Kandahar that were in positions facing opposition groups. The vehicles were destroyed


Video footage of airstrikes, used during DoD news briefing of November 29, 2001
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Movie showing Nov. 27, 2001 airstrike on buildings reported to house Taliban forces near Kandahar. Subsequent strikes on the same facility destroyed or damaged the remainder of the compound Footage showing Nov. 27, 2001 airstrike on buildings reported to house Taliban forces near Kandahar. Subsequent strikes on the same facility destroyed or damaged the remainder of the compound
Movie showing Nov. 27, 2001 airstrikes on an aqueduct and tunnel complex that Taliban forces were defending, near Kandahar. Visible are multiple hits on the tunnel and defensive positions Footage showing Nov. 27, 2001 airstrikes on an aqueduct and tunnel complex that Taliban forces were defending, near Kandahar. Visible are multiple hits on the tunnel and defensive positions Movie showing Nov. 25, 2001 airstrikes on a Taliban armored personnel carrier outside of Kandahar. The white specks in the lower right-hand of the vehicle were infantry troops Footage showing Nov. 25, 2001 airstrikes on a Taliban armored personnel carrier outside of Kandahar. The white specks in the lower right-hand of the vehicle were infantry troops


Video footage of airstrikes on reported Taliban leadership locations near Kandahar, used during DoD news briefing of November 28, 2001
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Movie showing Nov. 27, 2001 airstrikes on reported Taliban leadership locations near Kandahar Movie showing Nov. 27, 2001 airstrikes on reported Taliban leadership locations near Kandahar
The two videos above are from Nov. 27, 2001, and taken from F-16 gun cameras, and show airstrikes on reported Taliban leadership locations near Kandahar, using multiple precision guided munitions dropped by a B-1 bomber. The first video shows a macro-view of a Taliban complex, with numerous hits taking place around the compound, both in the upper left and lower right corner of the screen. The second video is a zoomed-in view of one of the complexes that was bombed, and virtually destroyed


Footage of airstrike on a Taliban tank, used during DoD news briefing of November 20, 2001
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showing Nov. 15, 2001, airstrike on a Taliban tank south of Kandahar that was seeking cover in a wadi
Footage showing Nov. 15, 2001, airstrike on a Taliban tank south of Kandahar that was seeking cover in a wadi


Video footage of airstrikes on a Taliban military facility, used during DoD news briefing of November 2, 2001
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Movie showing November 1, 2001, direct hit on one of five armored vehicles in a loose formation at a facility
Movie showing November 1, 2001, close up view of a subsequent hit on another vehicle in the same area. According to DoD, it was probably an armored platoon size-unit Movie showing November 1, 2001, direct hit on a command and control building at the same Taliban facility near the armored vehicle
The three videos above are from a November 1, 2001, FA/18 airstrike of Taliban military facility near Kandahar. The first video shows a direct hit on one of five armored vehicles in a loose formation. The second clip, shows a close up view of a subsequent hit on another vehicle in the same area. According to DoD, it was probably an armored platoon size-unit. The third clip is of a direct hit on a command and control building at the same Taliban facility near the armored vehicle


Video footage, and pre- and post-strike aerials of airstrikes, used during DoD news briefing of October 31, 2001
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Movie showing airstrike on a Taliban military vehicle  trying to find cover in revetments south of Kandahar Movie showing airstrike on a Taliban military vehicle trying to find cover in revetments south of Kandahar
The two videos above show airstrikes on Taliban military vehicles trying to find cover in a series of revetments south of Kandahar
pre-strike aerial of a terrorist training camp near Kandahar post-strike aerial of a terrorist training camp near Kandahar
The two images above are aerials of a location called the Tarnak Farms, near Kandahar. According to the DoD, it is one of the major al Qaeda training camps funded by Osama bin Laden. Al Qaeda reportedly used to use this facility to train terrorist and small-unit combat operations

US and Canadian defense officials at the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in Tampa, Florida, said 28 June 2002 that a "friendly-fire" incident in Afghanistan in April was the result of failures by two American F-16 fighter pilots.

Deputy CENTCOM Commander Michael DeLong described the unfortunate 17 April 2002 incident at Tarnak Farms as "a sad event," but he pointed out that the global war against terrorism continues. He attributed the incident, which resulted in the deaths of four Canadians and the wounding of eight, to "the failure of the two pilots to exercise appropriate flight discipline, which resulted in a violation of the rules of engagement and an inappropriate use of lethal force."



Footage of airstrike on Kandahar military training facility, used during DoD news briefing of October 26, 2001
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Movie showing Oct. 25, 2001, airstrike on the Kandahar military training facility. Two targets were hit in this complex of barracks and bunkers used by the Taliban Ist Corps
Footage showing Oct. 25, 2001, airstrike on the Kandahar military training facility. Two targets were hit in this complex of barracks and bunkers used by the Taliban Ist Corps


Footage of airstrike on a Taliban Ist Corps Armored Vehicle, used during DoD news briefing of October 24, 2001
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Movie showing airstrike on a Taliban Ist Corps Armored Vehicle near Kandahar. The dark starburst patterns on the ground are impact craters of prior strikes
Footage showing Oct. 23, 2001, airstrike on a Taliban Ist Corps Armored Vehicle near Kandahar. The dark starburst patterns on the ground are impact craters of prior strikes



Footage of airstrike on a Taliban Ist Corps Armored Vehicle, used during DoD news briefing of October 23, 2001
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Movie showing airstrike on a Taliban Ist Corps Armored Vehicle near Kandahar. Visible is the first weapon which either misses or skips off the vehicle without exploding, while the second weapon detonates on impact.
Footage showing airstrike on a Taliban Ist Corps Armored Vehicle near Kandahar. Visible is the first weapon which either misses or skips off the vehicle without exploding, while the second weapon detonates on impact.



Footage of airstrikes on the Kandahar training facility, used during DoD news briefing of October 22, 2001
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Movie showing Oct. 20, 2001, airstrike on a Taliban armored vehicle set up at a security outpost in the Kandahar military training facility and deployment area Movie showing Oct. 20, 2001, airstrike on an armored vehicle positioned in a revetment in the southern plains of Afghanistan near Kandahar
The videos above show Oct. 20, 2001, airstrikes on Taliban armored vehicles near Kandahar. The first the armored vehicle struck is set up at a security outpost in the Kandahar military training facility and deployment area. In the second video, the armored vehicle struck is positioned in a revetment in the southern plains of Afghanistan near Kandahar.



Footage of airstrikes on the Kandahar training facility, used during DoD news briefing of October 19, 2001
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The videos above show Oct. 18, 2001, airstrikes on barracks and a maintenance building at the Kandahar training facility. In the first video, a barracks building in the foreground is hit by a coalition aircraft, while another in the background is struck by a second aircraft. In the second video, a maintenance building is hit by two coalition aircraft.



Footage of airstrike on headquarters building, used during DoD news briefing of October 18, 2001
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Movie showing airstrike on an armored vehicle at Qandahar Barracks
The video above shows an airstrike on an armored vehicle in the open and the Kandahar barracks in southern Afghanistan, one of the training facilities and garrisons for the Taliban forces



Pre- and post-strikes aerials of Taliban Armored Vehicles in Kandahar, used during DoD news briefing of October 17, 2001
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The set of aerials above depict a Taliban military training facility in Kandahar, prior and after being struck by US munitions on October 15, 2001. Video footage of this airstrike was released by the DoD on October 16, 2001 and is available below.


Gun camera footage of airstrikes on a Taliban military training facility in Kandahar, used during DoD news briefing of October 16, 2001
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The two videos are of a Taliban military training facility in Kandahar, in southern Afghanistan. The string of vehicles lined up are armored vehicles. The targets were struck on October 15, 2001.


Pre- and post-strikes aerials of Kandahar SAM Missile Storage Facility, used during DoD news briefing of October 12, 2001
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Pre- and post-strikes aerials of Kandahar SAM Site used during DoD news briefing of October 11, 2001
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Pre- and post-strikes aerials of Kandahar SAM Site used during DoD news briefing of October 9, 2001
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