According to the Taliban-controlled media, the Iranian government has handed over to local Taliban forces all the military equipment transferred to Iran during the fall of the previous Afghan government.

The equipment was returned to Taliban officials in the port of Islam Qala on Tuesday night, according to a report released by Bakhtar News Agency on Wednesday morning, June 8.

The Bakhtar report did not specify the quantity of equipment, but photographs provided show rangers, High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled tanks, and trucks loaded with weapons.

During the intensification of the conflict and the fall of the republic, a significant number of security forces and jihadi commanders from Herat province entered Iran with military equipment.

Following the fall of the Afghan government, military equipment is said to have been smuggled out of Afghanistan and into neighboring countries, mostly Pakistan.

Recent allegations claim that US weapons used in Afghanistan were smuggled across Pakistan to Indian Kashmir. According to reports, Indian officials discovered the weaponry.

The Taliban security officials in Ghazni and Kandahar provinces have arrested people in connection with the smuggling of the Afghan military weaponry to other neighboring countries, rendering them incapable of what they intended.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).