Photo opportunity. Talebani posano con armi e mezzi lasciati a Kabul

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Poche ore dopo il ritiro dell’ultimo soldato americano dall’Afghanistan, i leader talebani attraversano trionfanti l’aeroporto di Kabul scortati da miliziani abbigliati con divise ed equipaggiamento militare di produzione occidentale. Nelle immagini diffuse sui vari profili Twitter legati ai talebani e dalle agenzie di stampa internazionali, i militanti talebani ispezionano e si scattano selfie su mezzi e velivoli abbandonati dagli Stati Uniti e dalle forze Nato che per 20 anni hanno gestito l’aeroporto di Kabul.

Il portavoce dei talebani, Zabihullah Mujahid, ha guidato un gruppo di funzionari talebani all’interno degli hangar dell’aeroporto inneggiando alla vittoria contro gli Stati Uniti: “Congratulazioni all’Afghanistan. Questa vittoria appartiene a tutti noi”, ha detto Mujahid ai giornalisti. “Gli Stati Uniti sono stati sconfitti, non hanno potuto raggiungere i loro obiettivi attraverso operazioni militari”, ha aggiunto. L’unità delle forze speciali talebane, Badri 313, ha posato per le foto, brandendo fucili di fabbricazione Usa, tra cui M-4m e sventolando la bandiera talebana.

Diverse immagini mostrano i talebani a bordo di elicotteri dismessi delle Forze armate afgane e di velivoli, tra cui un C-130. Come dichiarato dal capo del Comando centrale degli Stati Uniti, generale Kenneth McKenzie, 73 velivoli lasciati presso l’aeroporto di Kabul sono stati “smilitarizzati” o resi inservibili prima del ritiro totale delle truppe Usa. Gli Usa hanno lasciato presso l’aeroporto di Kabul anche il sistema difesa di difesa C-Ram in grado di intercettare razzi, proiettili di artiglieria e colpi di mortaio.

TOPSHOT - A Taliban fighter sits in the cockpit of an Afghan Air Force aircraft at the airport in Kabul on August 31, 2021, after the US has pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war -- one that started and ended with the hardline Islamist in power. (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images) (Photo: WAKIL KOHSAR via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A Taliban fighter sits in the cockpit of an Afghan Air Force aircraft at the airport in Kabul on August 31, 2021, after the US has pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war -- one that started and ended with the hardline Islamist in power. (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images) (Photo: WAKIL KOHSAR via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Afghan Air Force's A-29 attack aircrafts are pictured as armoured vests are lying on the ground inside a hangar at the airport in Kabul on August 31, 2021, after the US has pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war -- one that started and ended with the hardline Islamist in power. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images) (Photo: WAKIL KOHSAR via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Afghan Air Force's A-29 attack aircrafts are pictured as armoured vests are lying on the ground inside a hangar at the airport in Kabul on August 31, 2021, after the US has pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war -- one that started and ended with the hardline Islamist in power. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images) (Photo: WAKIL KOHSAR via Getty Images)
Taliban forces stand guard a day after the U.S. troops withdrawal from Hamid Karzai international airport n Kabul, Afghanistan August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer  NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE (Photo: STRINGER via REUTERS)
Taliban forces stand guard a day after the U.S. troops withdrawal from Hamid Karzai international airport n Kabul, Afghanistan August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE (Photo: STRINGER via REUTERS)
TOPSHOT - A member of the Taliban (C) walks out of an Afghan Air Force aircraft at the airport in Kabul on August 31, 2021, after the US has pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war -- one that started and ended with the hardline Islamist in power. (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images) (Photo: WAKIL KOHSAR via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A member of the Taliban (C) walks out of an Afghan Air Force aircraft at the airport in Kabul on August 31, 2021, after the US has pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war -- one that started and ended with the hardline Islamist in power. (Photo by Wakil KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images) (Photo: WAKIL KOHSAR via Getty Images)
Members of the Taliban Badri 313 military unit arrive at the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 31, 2021, after the US has pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war -- one that started and ended with the hardline Islamist in power. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images) (Photo: WAKIL KOHSAR via Getty Images)
Members of the Taliban Badri 313 military unit arrive at the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 31, 2021, after the US has pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war -- one that started and ended with the hardline Islamist in power. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images) (Photo: WAKIL KOHSAR via Getty Images)
A Taliban fighter (L) takes a picture of a damaged Afghan Air Forces MD 530 helicopter with his mobile phone near the hangar at the airport in Kabul on August 31, 2021, after the US has pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war -- one that started and ended with the hardline Islamist in power. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images) (Photo: WAKIL KOHSAR via Getty Images)
A Taliban fighter (L) takes a picture of a damaged Afghan Air Forces MD 530 helicopter with his mobile phone near the hangar at the airport in Kabul on August 31, 2021, after the US has pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war -- one that started and ended with the hardline Islamist in power. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP) (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images) (Photo: WAKIL KOHSAR via Getty Images)

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