The Taliban try to build their own air force

KABUL: Two months after taking power in Kabul, the Taliban they intend to strengthen their own air force along with the inventory and skills expressed among its ranks, an article published in Sapez reported.
In suspicion ISIS-K attack Tuesday over Kabul’s main military hospital, Sardar Dawood Khan, which killed at least 23, three helicopters piloted by the Taliban, including a American black hawk deployed a rapid reaction force on the hospital roof to repel the The ISIS terrorists.
“We are trying to use the previous government’s air force – the professionals they had – and make sure everyone returns. The best policy for us is – whatever department is needed; we will have it,” Sapez’s spokesman quoted. The interior ministry of the Taliban, according to Qari Saeed Khosty.
A senior Taliban intelligence official based in Kabul stressed that having an air force is “mandatory”.
“Without a doubt, a full air force will be built soon, once the regime is fully established. It’s not fully established yet,” a source quoted according to Knowz who said military academies and training centers have already been restored.
Just a few days before the Taliban broke into the presidential palace in Kabul, the Kandahar Air Force was seized and photographs of the ranks posing with US Black Hawk mase helicopters, as well as Soviet-made Mi-17s were released by the Taliban.
“We are building an air force. Pilots who facilitated the flights, a general amnesty was announced and we asked them to come back and join forces again and help their country,” said Taliban spokesman Bilal Karimi, citing the knowz.
Defense Ministry spokesman Enayatullah Khwaraizmi said planes requiring “minor repairs” have been repaired and those with “serious problems” are in the process of being resuscitated, Knowz reported.
However, it is still unclear how much of the equipment the Taliban have captured since Afghan Air Force it is operable.
According to the June 2021 assessment by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the Afghan Air Force had over 200 aircraft that included 167 aircraft.
The Taliban had captured nine major airbases across the country, including the strategic provinces of Khost, Kunduz, Mazar-e-Sharif and Herat, thus foiling US plans to destroy what was left of Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport earlier. of his departure at the end of August.
The insider, however, said that the main objective of the Taliban is to use the plane only in urgent situations and not “in order not to waste resources,” the knowz said.
“An air force is needed for the Emirati (Taliban) survival. Previous engineers came to repair the damaged plane – some even removed the fuses – but they repaired it. Now we are flying as needed,” he said. cited the intelligence of You Know. elderly how to say.
“We already have helicopters, planes and we have selected a minister to manage the air,” said another Taliban leader, quoting Knowz.
The Pentagon did not affirm the operation of the left aircraft.
However, the Taliban will no doubt be challenged to keep up with the maintenance of spare parts for advanced US aircraft, it reported.
The Taliban leaders said they were determined to become a “self-sufficient” force in view of the economic crisis gripping the country after the international community froze financial aid to the war-torn country.
Khwaraizmi stressed that it is vital for the new Afghan army to be “fully independent” and said external cooperation policies will still be determined by the foreign ministry, Knowz said.
“Once Afghanistan has full control of its airspace and there are no more threats against it, Mullah Haibatullah will appear in public very soon, “said Kandahar Director of Information and Culture, Malawi Noor Ahmad Saeed.


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