Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State can acquire 208 aircraft and 75,000 vehicles, including 4,700 Humvees, as well as 20,000 grenades, 7,000 machine guns and close to a million assault rifles.
The fall of Afghanistan has led to the terrorists arriving in billions of pounds worth of weapons, some of which could soon turn against us.
Four years ago, the United States gave Afghan forces 208 aircraft and 75,000 vehicles, including 4,700 Humvees.
Much of this deadly equipment is now in Taliban hands.
Also added to their arsenal – many of which will find their way to al-Qaeda or the Islamic State – were 20,000 grenades, 7,000 machine guns and close to a million assault rifles.
These M4 and MI6 rifles are more lethal than the AK47 rifles usually used by jihadists and can be reversed to produce more.
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Black Hawks that fell into the hands of the Taliban could also be studied by their new friends, the Russians and the Chinese.
It is feared that more than half a million other weapons systems, along with tons of explosives, have also fallen into the hands of the Taliban or other jihadist groups.
Surveillance and intelligence equipment left at Afghan army bases will soon help the new rulers hunt down former officials.
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“All of this will boost Taliban confidence
And a large part of it will inevitably be sold to the base for training or worse.
“The emerging jihadist networks in Afghanistan can be better armed now than ever before.”
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