Dozens of Afghan Aircrafts Flown out of Afghanistan to Prevent The Taliban from Obtaining Them

  • What aircrafts and how many were flown out of Afghanistan
  • Where these aircrafts were brought to keep safe from the Taliban

More than 40 Afghan Air Force aircrafts have been flown to Uzbekistan to prevent them from falling into the hands of the Taliban after the group took control over Afghanistan on August 15th. The aircrafts were flown to Termez Airport in southern Uzbekistan on August 16th. According to satellite imagery from Planet Labs, about 26 helicopters and 21 small, fixed-wing aircraft were at Termez on 16 August: 11 C-208 utility aircraft and 10 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft, along with up to 16 Mi-17, five Mi-25, and five UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. Social media imagery posted on 17 August appeared to confirm that at least three UH-60s were at Termez. Local media reported on 15 August that one A-29 had been shot down by Uzbek air defence forces, although subsequent reports suggested it collided in mid-air with an Uzbek MiG-29s, with images emerging online showing the wreckage of the aircraft.

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