British Terrorist Threat: The Taliban’s Terrifying Military Arsenal Of US Weapons Unveiled | World | New
After the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, they now have one of the best-equipped terrorist armies in the world, including sophisticated planes and armored vehicles, raising fears that the UK is facing to more terrorist attacks in the future.
A report released last month by the Special Inspector General for the Reconstruction of Afghanistan (SIGAR) found that the Afghan army had more than 150 planes, which have now fallen under the control of the Taliban.
These included four C-130 transport planes, 3 Brazilian-made A-29 “Super Tucano” ground attack planes, 45 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and 50 MD-530 small helicopters.
Colonel Richard Kemp, former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, said: “Britain will face more terrorist attacks.
“Afghanistan’s ungoverned space will be used by partners of the Taliban, al-Qaeda, and the currently revealed equipment counts are deeply worrying.
“This means that we are now facing a very well equipped terrorist army in Afghanistan which is led by the new Afghan leadership and which should concern us all.
“The Taliban are now fully armed and in control of the whole country – and the West has left this equipment to them so they can help themselves.
“I don’t know what could have done about it because it was given to the Afghan army and you cannot remove the equipment while they were fighting the Taliban.
“But it is very worrying that these weapons are being used against us. “
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The Taliban also have A-29 light attack aircraft worth £ 17million and 100,000 70mm rockets.
The group also stole 4.72 million 5.56 training cartridges, the Daily Mirror reported.
A source added: “Looking at this latest tally of new weapons – distributed to the Afghan army just a few weeks ago, many Western servicemen may rightly be quite shocked.
“In some cases this means that the new soldiers in the Taliban army, as they are, are better equipped than many soldiers serving in the legitimate armies of their home countries.
“And if this equipment is not usable by the Taliban, it appears that it is already being shipped overseas, either to other terrorist groups or to be sold on the black market.
“A pile of very deadly equipment the sole purpose of which is to kill and maim human beings has fallen into the hands of the world’s most dangerous and capable terrorists.
Following the emergency virtual meeting between G7 leaders, the United Kingdom and other members of the countries pressured the United States to delay the withdrawal of its troops in order to proceed with evacuations.
However, US President Joe Biden said his country was “currently on track” to meet the deadline at the end of August.
“The sooner we finish, the better,” he said.