This is just another example of the unpredictability of war.
Soldiers were standing around their post when a sniper round lands between them – definitely something these soldiers were not going to let happen. They intercept their radio signals, and they hear that the 50 cal missed and they’re doing okay.
After intercepting the Taliban’s communication, the 50 cal gunner shoots to spot an area while airstrikes are carried out on the enemy.
The Taliban didn’t think the soldiers could respond to their nestled area and were not aware that the U.S. Military was capable of taking them out.