Taliban Warns Uzbekistan, Tajikistan; Demands Return Of Afghan Aircraft
Taliban government's acting Defense Minister Mawlawi Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid on January 11, asked Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to return the air force planes or face consequences. "We will not allow these aircraft to remain abroad or to be used by those countries," he said. 40 helicopters were transported to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan after the collapse of the former government. Afghanistan has now only 81 military aircrafts in the country.