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narrative that much of the abandoned US hardware was destroyed by US forces
prior to the evacuation. To clarify, the tiny fraction of vehicles and aircraft
made unserviceable is in reference to the few that were on HKIA during the
evacuation from Kabul.
The Taliban, in fact, are in control of thousands of fully functioning combat
vehicles and aircraft, and they couldn't wait to flaunt them during victory
celebration parades across Afghanistan. Some of the witness and participant
videos, reportedly out of Kandahar, show long lines of MRAPs, Humvees, and Fox
armored recon vehicles flying Taliban flags as UH-60 Blackhawks, manned by
Taliban pilots, buzz overhead.