Sickening video shows Afghan Army turncoat receiving hero’s welcome from Taliban after killing one US soldier and wounding two others who thought he was an ally
PUBLISHED: 17:41 EST, 7 August 2012 | UPDATED: 17:46 EST, 7 August 2012
On May 11, First Lt Alejo Thompson, a father of two young children, was killed in an ambush in eastern Afghanistan that wounded two of his comrades. The Taliban says an Afghan Army soldier named Mamood turned on his American trainers and opened fire.
Now the Taliban has released a sickening video that it claims to show Mamood being welcomed back to the insurgent encampment as a hero.
Elders embrace him and adorn him with necklaces strung with flowers. They congratulate him on his deed as he smiles for the camera.
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