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Al Jazeera Deleted A Story Using GIFs About The Taliban

Here it is. An example of serious GIF storytelling, until it was deleted.

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On Friday, Al Jazeera America posted an online teaser for their upcoming show On the Front Lines with the Taliban. The segment features reporting from journalist Nagieb Khaja, who embedded with a group of Taliban fighters who attacked an Afghan National Army base. The promo post was presented in the form of a GIF list, perhaps the first ever featuring the terrorist group.

But after some interesting reactions on Twitter...

Wow. @AlJazeera airs report of embedded Taliban journalist, attack on Afghan base. Starts w/ three suicide bombers. http://t.co/cDQ5pijqr9

Matt J. Duffy@mattjduffy

Wow. @AlJazeera airs report of embedded Taliban journalist, attack on Afghan base. Starts w/ three suicide bombers. http://t.co/cDQ5pijqr9

10:55 AM - 21 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@bennyjohnson To their credit, at least the hed wasn’t � Incredible Taliban GIFs From A Spectacular Attack On An Afghan Army Base"

Paul Szoldra@PaulSzoldra

@bennyjohnson To their credit, at least the hed wasn’t � Incredible Taliban GIFs From A Spectacular Attack On An Afghan Army Base"

11:53 AM - 21 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

How the Taliban attacks an Afghan Army base in 12 not-so-easy steps http://t.co/cA7YKXqPaD http://t.co/AboS0MlOZ1

Jared Keller@jaredbkeller

How the Taliban attacks an Afghan Army base in 12 not-so-easy steps http://t.co/cA7YKXqPaD http://t.co/AboS0MlOZ1

11:43 AM - 21 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But it is really hard to delete something once it has been on the internet.

On the internet, the memory hole doesn’t work so well. Orig: http://t.co/50wjwTtM9U Cached: http://t.co/mpoJrBXkv4

Paul Szoldra@PaulSzoldra

On the internet, the memory hole doesn’t work so well.

Orig: http://t.co/50wjwTtM9U

Cached: http://t.co/mpoJrBXkv4

12:25 PM - 21 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Al Jazeera has not responded to a request for comment about why the list was deleted.

Contact Benny Johnson at benny.johnson+DONE@buzzfeed.com.

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