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US-Made Armored Vehicles Supplied To Afghan Government Forces Spotted In Iran (Photos)

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US-Made Armored Vehicles Supplied To Afghan Government Forces Spotted In Iran (Photos)

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On September 1, Iranian sources shared photos showing at least ten US-made Humvee armored vehicles being transported on the Semnan-Garmsar highway in northern Iran.

The armored vehicles, which bear the markings of the now-defunct Afghan government forces, were loaded on the back of trucks with Iranian military license plates. The convoy reportedly took off from the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad.

Some observers speculated that the Humvees were taken from Afghan troops who fled from western Afghanistan to Iran in order to avoid being captured by the Taliban between July and August.

Nevertheless, the Iranian “Military Articles” channel on Telegram, which was among the first to share photos of the Humvees, claimed that they were “bought” from the Taliban.

These armored vehicles will likely enter service with the Iranian Armed Forces, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps or be sent to Tehran’s allies in the Middle East.

While taking over Afghanistan in the last few months, Taliban fighters seized billions-worth of military equipment, including hundreds of Humvees, which were supplied by the US to Afghan government forces.

According to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the US supplied a total of 1,178 Humvee armored vehicles to Afghan government forces with a cost of $275,580,902 between April of 2020 and July of 2021 only.

Most of the equipment supplied by the US to Afghan government forces fell into the hands of the Taliban, the de-facto rulers of Afghanistan. The remaining equipment ended up in a way or another in Afghanistan’s neighboring countries, mainly Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran, or with the Afghan resistance in the Panjshir Valley.

US forces and their Afghan proxies sabotaged or destroys loads of military equipment, including aircraft, in Kabul airport before completing their withdrawal on August 30.

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Chess Master

Well done, Iran. Iraqi mobilization forces will fight terrorism better.

Assad Defeated Zionists

Thanks a lot Harris-Biden. I never thought my tax dollars would end up in Iran’s pockets.

HB_norica

Biden – Harris???

Whose bright idea was it to arm, train and pay for an Afghan army? They have no tradition or experience in western style militaries and they have no West Point, Sandhurst or Frunze to train Afghans to lead an army in battle. You can’t just put an ad in the paper and hire an Afghan Erich Von Manstein to run a war for you.

This is a 20 year 4 president fuckup that Biden inherited. None of his predecessors had the balls to call a spade a spade and quit Afghanistan. Trump negotiated the deal however he still set the date of the pll out outside of his presidency so he only gets covered in shit if he gets re-elected.

Selbstdenker

Does that mean, that US is complicit in breaching the US weapons embargo on Iran by providing embargo controlled equipment without securing the destination of use?

Sylvain

Sell oil, repair vehicles, buy some. Make Iranian/Afghan business.

Last edited 20 days ago by Sylvain
A.H.

Iran will copy the american stuf, and look to the way to destroy them in combat whit the yankees. send some to Yemen, Syria, Hesbolach and Hamas.

Christian J. Chuba

Isn’t that why we are supposed to sell / give our allies the ‘export’ version of our stuff?
I can’t take all of the Caterwauling. This is the fortunes of war. We backed the wrong side. The same thing would have happened to Trump when he left. You can’t take it before you leave because then everyone will accuse you of gutting the Afghan army. After you leave, the only thing you have are long range drones that can do 3 attacks a day or you can kill hundreds of civilians w/B52’s.

If we don’t want this to fall into enemy hands then don’t send it out in the first place.

Fog of War

Iran is so hard up for equipment thats its willing to pay for US junk. Yet, Russia and China still wont sell it any modern weaponry ? Something’s wrong here.

Ahson

Are you joking? Iran makes its own MRAP’s and its own Humvees and its own choppers.

farbat

scrap metal

Ahson

No Iran will give them to the PMUs……it’s the best use for this!

farbat

maybe iran hands them back i dont see any use for them maybe as some trophy to mock america even more but who cares at this point

farbat

taliban can have all of these weapons and more they need a quds force and we send them with it all to the west they will receive it all on the border with the zionists let them show off that scrap metal there

farbat

if this means that we owe afghanistan now these weapons than let taliban have them really but on our rules they will have them back and who says that it has to be located anywhere but close to palestine where these weapons can be in their hands either way iran shouldnt keep them as its not ours

Suresh

The Toyotas will be great for reverse engineering and the HMVees passed on to resistance front units already using them.

farbat

we will soon conquer the entire middle east and then the world! we are the most advanced country on earth

Corrupt shithole of Ukropisstan

$85billion worth of weapons were donated to the Taliban and Iran.
Thank you USA….
Very generous indeed…

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