"On November 18 , one thousand Taliban in one hundred pickup trucks drove up through the rough mountainous road from Kandahar [Afghanistan] toward Tarin Kot. On the last ridge…they were hit by precision bombs from U.S. aircraft guided by U.S. SOF [Special Operations Forces] spotters. At least thirty vehicles were destroyed. The rest fled back to Kandahar. 'We broke the back of the Taliban that day,' said Capt. Jason Amerine, who led the SOF group."
– Ahmed Rashid, Descent Into Chaos, 95
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