Jack Watling, a research fellow for land warfare at the British defence think tank RUSI, said it is unclear how much military equipment the Taliban had seized. "The Afghan army maintained no records so a lot of the figures going round are just tabulations of what was given to them," he said. "The Taliban will have everything that is on that list but not necessarily in the quantities being described," he added. "In terms of volume, even the Afghan army had no idea how much of this stuff they had in store."
Dr Jack Watling
Research Fellow, Land Warfare