New Zealand Commandos in Kabul Battle

21.01.10

Categorie: Afghanistan, Commonwealth, David Axe, Infantry, Secrecy, Special Forces |
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SAS in Kabul. Photo via Stuff.co.nz.

by DAVID AXE

A secretive contingent of New Zealand Special Air Service commandos was involved in last weekend’s bloody battle in Kabul — and one enterprising freelance photographer took a picture to prove it.

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7 Responses to “New Zealand Commandos in Kabul Battle”

  1. Scathsealgaire says:

    HEHE, kiwis looking like we just stepped out of the bush. Beards are becoming more and more the norm in NZ. We are taking back beards for the western world!!!!
    Really they need big bronze shield and spears.

  2. Phil says:

    The one on the right is Cpl Willie Apiata, the first Kiwi to win the Victoria Cross since WW2.

  3. Scathsealgaire says:

    Roger that. Doing us proud, yet again.

  4. Thomasr says:

    The controversy surrounds the publishing of Willie Apiata’s face. SAS (British, Australian and NZ special forces) troopers faces are traditionally pixellated.
    I see you have published the faces of both soldiers- not just Apiata (whose face was published when he won his VC, though has short hair and only a moustache). I think this may be poor form. If a non US based site published pics of soldiers who normally are anonymous, we’d hear an outcry from Washington to Kabul.
    Apiata is a war hero. Now he’s a target.

    Tom.

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  6. joe average says:

    This shows poor reporting by not having the faces these men blurred.

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