August 2, 2021

Taliban captures 700 trucks, Humvees from Afghan forces

Afghan forces inspect the remains of a vehicle at the site of a bomb blast in Kandahar on July 4, 2021.
Image Credit: AFP

Kabul/New Delhi: Taliban has captured a staggering 700 trucks and Humvees from the Afghan security forces as well as dozens of armoured vehicles and artillery systems in June, Forbes reported.

Also, more than 1,000 Afghan troops fled into neighbouring Tajikistan in the early hours of Monday after clashes with the Taliban, the Central Asian country’s national security committee said.

The shocking numbers reflect that local defence forces in some districts are evaporating in the face of the Taliban pressure, sometimes without a fight, due in part…

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