Taliban’s new US weapons likely to fall into hands of terror groups targeting India

New Delhi, Aug 31: The rapid fall of the Ashraf Ghani government to the Taliban has resulted in chaos in Afghanistan. While there have been several developments, one also got to witness the loot of weapons provided by the US by the Taliban.

The Taliban had managed to capture billions of dollars worth of US military equipment that had once belonged to the Afghan forces.

That brings us to the question, what the Taliban is likely to do with all these weapons. Estimates suggest that the American forces had provided over 6.5 lakh small arms which included the M-16 and M-4 assault rifles to the Afghan forces over the past two decades. The US also provided steel core bullets, a large number of communication equipment, sniper rifles, night vision goggles and bulletproof equipment.

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