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US' 'Hasty' Afghanistan Exit Gifts Taliban a Cache of Weapons, Drones, Vehicles

US soldiers rest as Afghan people (not pictured) wait to leave the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021, after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan's 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city's airport trying to flee the group's feared hardline brand of Islamist rule. (Wakil Kohsar / AFP via Getty)
 

By    |   Monday, 16 August 2021 01:26 PM

Nearly 20 years since they were forced into the hills and neighboring Pakistan, Taliban fighters routed the larger and better-equipped Afghan army in a matter of days en route to a complete takeover of Afghanistan – and most of that fighting came before they got their hands on an arsenal of abandoned American weaponry and vehicles.

As U.S. troops cleared out of the country ahead of the Biden administration’s Aug. 31 deadline for complete withdrawal from Afghanistan, the military left behind a cache of tech and weapons that was swiftly seized by advancing Taliban forces.

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Nearly 20 years since they were forced into the hills and neighboring Pakistan, Taliban fighters routed the larger and better-equipped Afghan army in a matter of days en route to a complete takeover of Afghanistan - and most of that fighting came before they got their hands...
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