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World At the approach of the American withdrawal, elected Afghans are the state of their aviation

02:45  24 july  2021
02:45  24 july  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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d elected Afghans worried Friday of the state of Afghan aviation at the moment when The Taliban extend their control in the country, calling on the United States to finalize their military assistance process in the country before withdrawal at the end of August.

During Virtual Interviews This week with elected representatives of the US Congress, an Afghan delegation asked the United States to take action quickly to help maintain Afghan aircraft and provide additional ammunition to the country's aviation.

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"The security situation has become catastrophic," said Afghan Haji Ajmal Rahmani parliamentarian, with reference to the Taliban offensive.

According to him, one third of the 150 devices are not in a position to fly, and the Afghan aviation is short of guided laser ammunition provided by the United States and the NATO allies.


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"What we are told is that it will take time, because they have to order them and that it takes them long to produce them and ship them to Afghanistan," he added .

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"We are talking about about a year," he continued, saying that it's "something that's really needed in this critical period".

The President of the Afghan Parliament Defense Commission, Mir Haider Afzaly, explained that aircraft were nailed to the ground because of a lack of spare parts, from the Pandemic of Covid-19 which brakes the sending of foreign technicians and aging from the fleet.

he said the United States had not yet delivered the Afghan army the promised Black Hawks helicopters.

the United States has invested more than $ 8 billion to set up an almost non-existent Afghan aviation during military intervention, triggered in the wake of September 11, 2001.

The Pentagon indicated Thursday have led these Days of aerial strikes in Afghanistan in support of the Afghan army, which tries to contain an all-round offensive launched by the Taliban by the final withdrawal of international forces, scheduled to end at the end of August.

23/07/2021 21:26:18 - Washington (AFP) - © 2021 AFP

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