What was the role of the Afghan Air Force during the Taliban advance? The revelation of the pilot that even the Americans should sit with their heads held high
KABUL (Monitoring Desk) – The United States spent billions of dollars preparing the Afghan army to fight the Taliban, but within days of the US withdrawal, the Afghan army disbanded and the Taliban captured Kabul without any resistance. Now some of the pilots of the Afghan Air Force have made some revelations about these days of turmoil that people were stunned to hear.
According to the Express Tribune, the Afghan pilots told Reuters that when the Taliban were entering Kabul, the Afghan Air Force pilots were fighting each other instead of stopping the Taliban’s advance by airstrikes. He also left the airfield defense and everyone was trying to get out of the country somehow.
One pilot said he was about to take some soldiers to another city in a helicopter from Kabul airport when some pilots stormed. One of the pilots pulled his gun to the cockpit and stood up. These pilots thought that I was taking the people in the helicopter from Afghanistan to another country, so they tried to take them abroad with us. When I refused, the pilot in front opened fire, seriously injuring me and another airman aboard the helicopter.
“Honestly, we lost control in the last days,” one pilot told Reuters. When news came that President Ashraf Ghani had fled the country, there was such chaos that pilots and soldiers lost their lives. They left the airbases unattended and the Taliban took over their bases without any resistance. had lived.