Those forces melted away with the fleeing of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani from Afghanistan — leaving the Taliban to take over major military assets.
Taliban officials have said that pilots, mechanics and other specialists from the former Afghan National Army would be integrated into a new force, which has also started wearing conventional military uniforms in place of the traditional Afghan clothing normally worn by their fighters.
According to a report late last year by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (Sigar), the US government transferred to the Afghan government more than $ 28 billion worth of defense articles and services, including weapons, 탄약, 차량, night-vision devices, 항공기, and surveillance systems, ...에서 2002 ...에 2017.
Some of the aircraft were flown into neighboring Central Asian Countries by fleeing Afghan forces, but the Taliban have inherited other aircraft. It remains unclear how many are operational.
로 US troops departed
, they destroyed more than
70 항공기, dozens of armored vehicles and disabled air defenses before flying out of Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport following a chaotic evacuation operation