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Raw Combat Video Shows US Apache Gunship Killing Taliban In Afghanistan (VIDEO)

First Posted: 07/25/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:30 PM ET

This extraordinary video of a U.S. Apache gunship attacking a column of Taliban fighters aired on Fox News this morning, according to the person who posted it on LiveLeak.com. As the Fox reporter notes, the U.S. military has come under intense pressure to decrease the amount of collateral damage cause by their airstrikes against militants, and this video shows the extent now to which they are being extremely cautious.

The video includes audio from the pilots as well, and they can be heard repeatedly checking for permission to fire and reporting how far away they are from any "kalats," the afghan word for house.

The video also shows U.S. ground forces moving in to finish the assault. It's a pretty stunning video. Watch it below.

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Filed by Nick Graham  |