Acting Defense Minister Mawlawi Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid, at a ceremony in Kabul where the Air Force held an exercise, said military planes taken overseas should be returned, according to Tolo News.
The defense minister said that if the countries where the military planes were taken do not return them, they will suffer the consequences.
“Our planes which are in Tajikistan or Uzbekistan must be returned. We will not allow these planes to remain abroad or to be used by these countries,” he said.
“After the fall of the old government, more than 40 helicopters were transported to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan,” he added.
Before the fall of the former government, Afghanistan had more than 164 active military planes and only 81 remain in the country. The rest were taken out of Afghanistan and taken to different countries, according to Tolo News.
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