Afghan Biographies

Badri 313 Bataillon


Name Badri 313 Bataillon
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade Taliban elite Unit
History and Biodata

Background:
Badri 313 Batallion is a Taliban elite unit, which closely associated with the Haqqani network which is part of the Taliban. It is a commando and SOF unit equipped with US gear and weapons. 
The elite Badri 313 special unit, however, makes Taliban soldiers look similar to U.S. soldiers, wearing tactical helmets — some with night-vision goggles — as well as camouflage, combat boots, and body armor while carrying M4 carbine assault rifles and driving around in armored Humvees.

After Kabul was captured by the Taliban in 2021, the Badri 313 Battalion was reportedly to deployed to secure the Arg Palace and other important sites in the city. By the following day, the unit provided "security" at the Kabul Airport.(20210827)

Last Modified 2021-08-27
Established 2021-08-27