- Dec 9, 2017
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British SAS commandos reportedly fled in women’s clothing (wearing burqas and pretending to be women) in a dramatic escape after U.S. President Joe Biden confirmed he would stick to his Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan.
British media learned from reliable sources that about 20 members of Special Air Service, an elite British military force, were left to fend for themselves in southern Afghanistan.
As no helicopters were available to pick them up, they were forced to travel hundreds of kilometres to get to the international airport in Kabul on their own.
The elite soldiers ditched their equipment and donned the burqas before they were driven in five taxis to Kabul by Afghan security force members who acted as drivers.
As they were stopped at several Taliban roadblocks on the way, they reportedly posed as women and waved Taliban flags as they claimed via Pashto-speaking drivers they were going to Kabul to welcome the Taliban’s “heroic liberators”.
Taliban forces require women to wear full burqas and they don’t touch or search women in line with their strict interpretation of Islamic law.
The final UK flight carrying troops and diplomatic personnel left Kabul airport on August 29, bringing to an end Britain’s 20-year campaign in Afghanistan.
Prompted by the US decision to remove all its forces from the country by 31 August and hastened by the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, the evacuation was punctuated on Thursday by a 26 August ISIS-KP bomb attack against people waiting at the airport and US troops, which killed near 200 people, including 13 US soldiers.
The Taliban had said earlier that all foreign evacuations from the country had to be completed by August 31.
The Taliban have fought against ISIL–KP previously. When asked how the terrorists were able to pass through the Taliban’s checkpoints, General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., head of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), said: “As to whether or not they [the Taliban] let it happen, I don’t know. … I don’t think there’s anything to convince me that they let it happen.”
FROM THE AUTHOR:
Who said dressing up in the opposite sex as practiced in Great Britain and some European countries is a BAD thing to do? School-acquired skills helped SAS commandos to survive.
Or maybe, in fact, they did not change into the clothes of the opposite sex - those clothes were appropriate for their sexual orientation???