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The US Air Force just ruined the 'Laurel or Yanny' meme

The US Air Force just ruined the 'Laurel or Yanny' meme

The Air Force used the latest meme to promote a strike this week in Afghanistan, where military planes attempted to prevent the fall of Farah city in an assault from Taliban forces, which it said "eliminated" 28 enemy combatants.

The Air Force issued an apology Thursday for a tweet that linked a bloody Taliban attack in Afghanistan with a viral Internet meme that mushroomed in the past few days under the hashtag #YannyLaurel. "Afghan A29's and MI-17's conducted multiple airstrikes during the Afghan-led offensive in Farah". "It has since been removed", the followup tweet said.

"As with any other organization, the post was an attempt to bring awareness to a major/ongoing organizational activity by tying it to references or conversations already trending with their established audiences", said Lieutenant Colonel Kone Faulkner. See what side they landed on down below.

But the background of the battle in Farah is stark.

The military branch's official account had initially joked that Taliban fighters wished they had heard either word instead of the Air Force's A-10 jet aircraft.

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Abdul Basir Salangi, governor of Farah province, said at least 25 Afghan troops and five civilians were killed in the attack by the Taliban, which reached the city's center, The New York Times reported.

U.S. President Donald Trump sometimes uses Twitter to send toughly worded messages or lob insults at his foreign counterparts, such as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un or Chinese President Xi Jinping. The tweet referred to a deadly Taliban attack on May 15 in Afghanistan that killed many people.

The "BRRT" in the Air Force Tweet referenced the sound made by the 30mm rotary nose cannon of the A-10, commonly called the "Warthog" and considered the nation's premier close-air support weapon.

"At the end of the day, you're fighting insurgents, you're killing people who are relatives or friends of the people you're trying to convince to come over to your side", Des Roches said.


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