American military vehicles seized by the Taliban rushed straight to... Iran: Critical!

This move by the Taliban could cause future concern if military vehicles are used to extract valuable technical information or impersonate US forces in Iraq.

Taliban fighters sit on a US Army Humvee in Afghanistan. Photo: Arab News
Taliban fighters sit on a US Army Humvee in Afghanistan. Photo: Arab News

A convoy of US military vehicles has been seen rushing towards Tehran after the Taliban armed movement in Afghanistan decided to hand them over to Iranian authorities.

"The loss of these combat vehicles is an unpredictable concern for the US," Jonathon Kitson, a writer specializing in defense and security issues, told Arab News.

“Because they can become threats in the future if used to extract valuable technical information or impersonate US forces in Iraq. Intelligence agencies in Washington should ask serious questions about this. Up until now, they have mistakenly thought that this scenario would not happen.”

A social media channel also posted a clip showing that Iran also recovered a number of US tanks.

The rapid collapse of the Afghan army allowed the Taliban to seize a huge number of American and Western weapons. Photo: Sputnik
The rapid collapse of the Afghan army allowed the Taliban to seize a huge number of American and Western weapons. Photo: Sputnik

On August 17, many media outlets published images showing that the Islamic Taliban had seized a large amount of American and Western weapons and equipment after taking control of Afghanistan. .

According to CNN, among these "trophies" are both heavy and modern weapons such as Black Hawk helicopters and armored vehicles.

Statistics from the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (under the US Congress) show that over the past 20 years, the Pentagon has "pumped" $ 145 billion into efforts to rebuild the Central South country. This Asia.

As of June 30, the Afghan Air Force still operates a total of 211 military aircraft, including about 167 aircraft and helicopters, including 23 A-29 attack aircraft, 4 C- transport aircraft. 130 and a total of 33 militarized versions of the Cessna Caravan, some modified for light attack missions.

Afghan security forces also have about 150 helicopters in service, including US-made UH-60 Black Hawk and MD-530 multi-purpose helicopters, as well as the Soviet Mi-17.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby has admitted that the US government is not fully aware of the number of weapons seized by the Taliban.

"We don't want to see any weapons or systems fall into the hands of people who use them in a way that harms us or our partners and allies," Kirby said.

Google Tech News 

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post