Taliban Mocks US by Recreating Iwo Jima Flag Hoisting in American Combat Gear

August 23, 2021

It’s a jarring photo staged for maximum effect: Taliban warriors seen raising their flag in a way that evokes the iconic flag raising at Iwo Jima during World War II. The fighters pictured dressed head-to-toe in American combat gear. The photo was widely condemned as “mocking” the United States after it was released. As the chaos at Kabul airport continues, U.S. troops are doing what they can to offer humanitarian aid, including pouring out bottled water for children who spent hours under the hot sun.

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