Taliban Shows Off Stolen American Gear in Parade for ‘Islamic Emirate Army’
Taliban fighters posed for pictures with the stolen gear
The Taliban held a military parade showing off U.S.-made weapons, armored fighting vehicles, and helicopters, which were stolen following Joe Biden’s catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The parade was for the “Islamic Emirate Army” in the city of Kandahar.
The route of the parade followed the main road in Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second-largest city.
VIDEO: The Taliban hold a military parade in Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city and the militants' spiritual heartland, using former Afghan and international forces vehicles and helicopters to inaugurate their new "Islamic Emirate Army" pic.twitter.com/IsH4z9tRL2— AFP News Agency (@AFP) November 9, 2021
Taliban fighters posed for pictures with the stolen gear while religious music played from loudspeakers.
The Kandahar parade was the debut of the rebranded Taliban military.
#Taliban release video of their military parade in Kandahar, #Afghanistan's second largest city and the Islamist group's birthplace. Military vehicles and helicopters of former Afghan as well as US-led foreign troops were used in the event. pic.twitter.com/slriGBko9F— Ayaz Gul (@AyazGul64) November 9, 2021
As Brietbart reported:
"All eight of Afghanistan’s military corps were renamed by the decree of Taliban Defense Minister Yaqoob Mujahid on Sunday, giving them names more agreeable to the extremist group’s history and ideology.
"The 205th Atal Corps stationed in Kandahar was renamed 'Al Badr' by Yaqoob’s order, a name often used by Muslim militant groups that refers to an important battle detailed in the Quran.
"Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid on Wednesday urged Afghan military pilots who fled during the Taliban takeover to return and put their skills at the service of the new regime."
“My message is, there is no security problem for them in Afghanistan, there is no plan of arresting them, national amnesty is announced,” Mujahid said.
“It is regrettable that a number of pilots have gone, or they are going,” he added.
Earlier this year, Neon Nettle reported that 75,000 vehicles, 600,000 weapons, and 208 airplanes/helicopters were left in Afghanistan, according to watchdog group Open the Books.
CEO & founder of Open the Books, Adam Andrzejewski, said:
“We've made the Taliban into a major U.S. arms dealer for the next decade."
“They now control 75,000 military vehicles."
"This is about 50,000 tactical vehicles, 20,000 Humvees they control about 1,000 mine-resistant vehicles, and even about 150 armored personnel carriers.”