The £62bn spoils of war: Taliban militants help themselves to helicopters, hi-tech radios and armoured vehicles amid ramshackle withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan
- Hundreds of fixed-wing aircraft and tactical helicopters left to Taliban fighters
- Plus hundreds of thousands of weapons and thousands of armoured vehicles
- Sandals are now replaced with combat boots and tailored camouflage uniforms
When British soldiers deployed to Helmand 15 years ago their Taliban counterparts were shabbily dressed in tattered traditional outfits and armed with decades-old Russian rifles and grenade launchers.
While they possessed guile in spades, and…