As the US and IMF suspended Afghanistan’s access to funds, the Taliban showcased their military gains. Videos show Taliban men flaunting weapons & dollars seized from Afghan forces.
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The captured equipment includes a variety of rifles, pistols & some expensive weapons. In another video, a member of the Islamic group is seen parading seized US dollars. On Wednesday, IMF blocked Afghanistan’s access to emergency reserves worth USD 460 million.
IMF’s decision to block funds followed pressure from the Biden administration. Taliban, the new rulers of Afghanistan, took Kabul under control on August 15, 2021. Its pace of seizing trade routes, overtaking border crossings has sent shockwaves across the globe.