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US military equipment left in Afghanistan now in hands of Pakistani ... - Straight Arrow News

Last updated Tuesday, September 5, 2023 18:02 ET

Pakistani officials are warning that U.S. military equipment left behind during the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan is now in the hands of a militant group that is threatening Pakistan. The high-tech munition was abandoned by the U.S. in order to get troops out of the region quickly.
Pakistan Interim Prime Minister Anwar ul Haq Kakar expressed serious concern over the firepower, helicopters, guns, ammunition and other military equipment now belonging to terrorists associated with Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
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TTP is closely linked to al-Qaida and the Afghan Taliban, which overtook Afghanistan’s government following the United States’ departure.
It is unclear how much high-tech weaponry was left behind during the withdrawal, however U.S. defense officials have confirmed it was a “significant” amount.
The Pakistani government officials who spoke to The Associated Press say the TTP’s threat to the region has increased significantly since gaining access to modern military equipment. According to their sources, TTP fighters can now target Pakistani troops from a distance because of the new weaponry.
The caretaker prime minister is calling for a plan-to-action to tackle the challenge of U.S. leftover equipment.
It is unknown how the TTP gained control of the U.S. equipment,...

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