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Defence Equipment May End up in the Hands of Taliban, Norwegian Military Warns

Previously, a trove of US defence equipment given to Afghan security forces had been confiscated by the Taliban* following an quick offensive that resulted in the fall of Kabul and the defection of the Western-backed government.

The Norwegian Armed Forces still has defence hardware lined up at the international airport in Kabul. The equipment was intended to be donated to the Afghan special forces, but now risks ending up in the hands of the Taliban, the newspaper Verdens Gang reported.

Anderssen emphasised that the top priority is to get personnel out. Only then will the Armed Forces decide what to do with the materiel.

“We'll have to decide whether we must try to get these Land Cruisers and any signature material, make it useless on the spot or accept that it will be used by someone else,” Anderssen said.


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