Military of the Taliban

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While in nominal power over Afghanistan, the Taliban maintained a standing army.

Strength[edit]

The Taliban Army possessed over 400 T-54/55 and T-62 tanks and more than 200 Armoured personnel carriers.[1]

The Afghan Air Force under the Taliban maintained five supersonic MIG-21MFs and 10 Sukhoi-22 fighter-bombers.[2] They also held six Mil Mi-8 helicopters, five Mi-35s, five L-39Cs, six An-12s, 25 An-26s, a dozen An-24/32s, an IL-18, and a Yakovlev.[3]

Their civil air service contained two Boeing 727A/Bs, a Tu-154, five An-24s, and a DHC-6.[3]

Actions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Guardian, Taliban lose grip on Mazar i Sharif, November 7, 2001
  2. ^ York, Geoffrey. Globe and Mail, "Military Targets Are Elusive. Afghanistan Army Called a Haphazard Operation", September 19, 2001
  3. ^ a b Jane's Sentinel Security Assessment, 2001