“Reportedly a #Taliban captured #Afghanistan Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk at Kandahar. Important to note it is only shown taxiing not flying,” Joseph Dempsey, a research associate for defense and military analysis at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, said on Twitter Wednesday, accompanied by a video.
— Joseph Dempsey (@JosephHDempsey) August 25, 2021
It is unclear who was operating the helicopter, and the roughly one-minute video did not show the helicopter leaving the ground.
The news comes after Biden administration national security adviser Jake Sullivan said last week that the Taliban had seized a “fair amount” of U.S. weaponry after it took over the country earlier this month. – READ MORE