Quick bit: The Taliban reportedly held a parade recently showing off recently acquired United States military equipment left behind during the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan in August.
The Taliban’s parade took place in the Kandahar region of Afghanistan and featured U.S. armored Humvees and helicopters, according to Agence France-Presse.
The convoy, which was parading as a celebration of inaugurating the new “Islamic Emirate Army,” drove down Kandahar’s main road past onlookers as religious music was played from loudspeakers.
“Most of the American and Afghan military equipment at Kabul’s airport was destroyed by U.S. forces before they left Kabul,” Fox News’ Trey Yingst reported in September. “That’s not the case for the rest of Afghanistan. There are thousands of Humvees, aircraft and other critical pieces of military equipment left behind now in the hands of the Taliban.”
“It is unconscionable that high-tech military equipment paid for by U.S. taxpayers has fallen into the hands of the Taliban and their terrorist allies,” the lawmakers said in the letter. “Securing U.S. assets should have been among the top priorities for the U.S. Department of Defense prior to announcing the withdrawal from Afghanistan.”
Fox News’ Thomas Barrabi contributed to this report
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