Taliban demands Tajikistan, Uzbekistan return aircraft

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The Taliban defence minister on Tuesday demanded Tajikistan and Uzbekistan return military aircraft that were moved to their countries during the chaotic fall of Afghanistan to the militants in August. Mohammad Yaqoob Mujahid said the Taliban regime will not let those planes and helicopters – which had been used by the previous internationally-backed government – to remain in the neighbouring countries. “Do not test our patience and do not force us to retaliate with what is available at our disposal,” the highest-ranking Taliban military leader warned in a Kabul speech. “We tolerated a lot, we…

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