Kabul, The Taliban in Afghanistan have now expressed their intention to build their own Air Force two months after capturing the country in a lightning blitz, reported news agency ANI, citing a news piece published in knewz. The Taliban also reportedly want to bolster inventory and skillset among its ranks, said the report further.
“We are trying to use the previous government’s air force – the professionals that they had – and make sure they all return. The best policy for us is – whatever department is needed; we are going to have it,” ANI quoted a spokesperson for the Taliban’s Ministry of the Interior, Qari Saeed Khosty, as saying.
“No doubt, a full air force will be built soon – once the regime is fully established. It is not fully established yet,” another person familiar with the development was quoted as saying by ANI.
Recently, three Taliban-piloted helicopters including a US Black Hawk deployed a quick reaction force at Kubal’s main military hospital Sardar Dawood Khan during a suspected ISIS-K attack.
Before the Taliban seized Kabul, the Afghan Air force had more than 200 aircraft that included 167 planes, according to the June 2021 assessment by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
Source- Hindustan Times