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The original Tweet said, "The Taliban Forces in Farah city #Afghanistan would much rather have heard #Yanny or #Laurel than the deafening #BRRT they got courtesy of our #A10".

Earlier this week we spoke to Professor Valerie Hazan a speech, hearing and phonetic sciences expert from University College London and she was able to shed some light on what's happening with these audio illusions.

Shortly after the briefing, the Air Force tweeted out an apology, saying "it was made in poor taste".

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White on Thursday told reporters she hadn't seen the tweet but said it shouldn't be forgotten that Afghans are "dying to secure their own future." . "It has since been removed", the second post said.

The audio he's referring to is a short clip that sparked a social media debate about whether the word being heard is "yanny" or "laurel".

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. We are working by, with and through these partners.

The US military helped Afghan troops repel a major Taliban attack on the Afghan provincial capital Farah on Tuesday and Wednesday that punctured the security perimeter surrounding the city, US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation officials told CNN.

Afghan A-29 attack planes and Mi-17 helicopters carried out multiple airstrikes in defense of the city. U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II jets flew overhead as a show of force to warn Taliban forces, while MQ-9 Reaper drones conducted strikes, Military Times reported. White said the attack on Farah was part of the Taliban's annual spring offensive and "so was to be expected".



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