. Afghanistan: Black Hawks and Humvees – military kit now with the Taliban « JO LEE MAGAZINE

BBC NEWS/A video recently posted on social media showed Taliban fighters looking on as an iconic piece of US military hardware – a Black Hawk helicopter – was piloted across Kandahar airport.

The four-blade multi-purpose aircraft was just taxiing on the tarmac, but the exercise sent a message to the world: the Taliban were no longer a group of ragtag soldiers wielding Kalashnikov assault rifles on battered pickup trucks.

Elsewhere, since the fall of Kabul on 15 August to the hard-line Islamist group, the Taliban’s fighters have been pictured showing off a host of US-made weaponry and vehicles.

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