U.S. military investigating Afghanistan shooting video

Evarado Alatorre
Enero 13, 2018

The armored vehicle appears to continue its way and it is not clear from the video whether the driver was harmed.

"The amateur video posted on a public website gives us serious concern", Col. John Thomas, a spokesman for US Central Command, which oversees U.S. troops in Afghanistan, told CNN.

Command spokesman Col. John Thomas says officials will take appropriate action.

Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of Central Command, issued a statement condemning the video. "We reject the unprofessional and callous message this video conveys", Votel said.

U.S. Central Command says the video posted on YouTube triggered serious concerns.

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The first part of the six-second clip moves fast and, at first glance, it's hard to determine what exactly is happening and the type of weapon involved. CNN could not verify who originally posted the video online.

Numerous news organizations have published the clip, which appears to be taken with a helmet camera and shows the point of view of an individual in a tactical uniform looking down the barrel of a high-end, semi-automatic tactical shotgun.

The longer video was posted on a Facebook page and has since been deleted but has been reposted on other sites. The footage shows the individual riding in the back of what appears to be a combat vehicle and firing into the driver's-side window of a large civilian truck as the combat vehicle passes. It shows only the forearm, gloved hands and the gun. The uniform of the shooter is not clearly visible, making his country of origin hard to determine.

The video, uploaded anonymously to YouTube under the title "Happy Few Ordnance Symphony" before it was quickly removed, shows what appears to be a US military vehicle passing a small-cab dump truck, commonly referred to as a "jingle truck".

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