On Wednesday, an Afghan channel on Telegram monitored pictures of a number of tanks and military vehicles belonging to the Afghan government in Tehran. Meanwhile, photos were published on the Twitter page of the Semnan-Garmsar Police Station in northern Iran, showing a large number of American Humvee armored vehicles being transported by an Iranian army truck from Afghanistan to Iran.
Bismillah Mohammadi, the former acting Afghan Ministry of Defense, posted one of these photos on his Twitter page, calling Iran a “bad neighbor” and writing: “Afghanistan’s bad days are not eternal.”
According to a report by the Persian-language American radio station Farda, the American Humvee (Hummer H1) is a multi-purpose, highly maneuverable military vehicle that was originally designed and manufactured for the US Army and is now used by the armies of some other countries.
A military Humvee is used to travel on any type of road and in any climate, and it is one of the vehicles that the US forces have used extensively during their 20 years of military presence in Afghanistan.
Khodrohai Hamoi Amerikai Ba Kandahai Arch Islamic Republic Transfer to Afghanistan to Iran
* Reverse it: پاپیsrah Semnan-Garmsar pic.twitter.com/5nOGR4lUAm
— Naser Khoshnevis (@persianintel) September 1, 2021
No further details were revealed about the type and quantity of vehicles and equipment transferred to Iran and their final destination, and officials in Iran have not yet commented on these reports.
However, last week on August 25, a spokesperson for Iran’s aviation authority officially announced that a number of Afghan Kam-R aircraft had been transferred to Iran.
According to a spokesman for this organization, after the escalation of clashes and tensions at Kabul airport after the Taliban entered the city, the owner of the Afghan private airline “Cam Air” demanded that some of the company’s planes be transferred to Iranian airports, and the planes left Iran after a few days.
The exact numbers of US military equipment in Afghanistan have not been released, but the total value of US military equipment belonging to the United States is estimated at $85 billion.
Earlier today, Radio Farda published a special report on the equipment of the Afghan Air Force and the US Air Force in Afghanistan, and stated that 40 out of 226 aircraft and helicopters of the Afghan Air Force in Mazar-i-Sharif, Kandahar, Herat and Shindand bases are under Taliban control.
A number of Cessna 208 communications aircraft belonging to the Kabul base were transferred to Tajikistan and a number of others to Uzbekistan.
The report also said that a total of 62 Afghan Air Force helicopters and planes were transferred from the bases of Mazar-i-Sharif and Kabul to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in August, along with 685 Afghan army officers who were granted asylum in the two countries.
It appears that most of the aviation equipment and aircraft captured by the Taliban need to be repaired, and the Taliban cannot operate it without specialized personnel.
Yesterday, the US Central Command announced that the US military had destroyed equipment that it could not get out of Afghanistan before withdrawing completely.
According to the report, the equipment included 70 MRAP armored vehicles, 27 Humvee armored vehicles, 73 helicopters and aircraft.
However, it is not clear how the US Humvee armored vehicles were transported from Afghanistan to Iran.