Taliban fighters patrol in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on August 17, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE Taliban fighters patrol in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on August 17, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
Taliban fighters patrol in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on August 17, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
Afghanistan

Afghanistan: as Taliban takes over, some swap AK-47s for US-made rifles

  • Video and pictures released by the Taliban show fighters carrying M4 carbines and M16 rifles discarded by Afghan army units
  • The US guns are more accurate and have greater range than the AK-47s, but on their own may not deliver much added capability on the battlefield

Topic |   Afghanistan
Taliban fighters patrol in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on August 17, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE Taliban fighters patrol in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on August 17, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
Taliban fighters patrol in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on August 17, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
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