Questions are being raised on Afghanistan’s army and leadership. The question is also arising that from where is the Taliban getting so much money. Who is providing him arms and other resources?
The Taliban have now completely occupied Afghanistan. Everyone is surprised that it took only 22 days for the terrorist organization Taliban to capture Afghanistan. At the same time, US President Joe Biden also blames Afghan leadership for this. Biden also said in an address on Monday night that the leadership of Afghanistan did not fight and laid down arms too quickly.
At the same time, there has been an atmosphere of panic across the country since the Taliban’s occupation of Afghanistan. Foreign nationals, Afghan employees and people there have gathered at Kabul Airport to flee the country, but due to the closure of commercial flights, their exit is not possible at the moment. At the same time, the United Nations, while advising all countries, has said that refugees coming from Afghanistan should be given shelter.
Everyone is shocked by the capture of a country by a terrorist organization in just 22 days. Questions are being raised on the army and leadership there. The question is also arising that from where is the Taliban getting so much money. Who is providing him arms and other resources?
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Actually, there is no shortage of money with the Taliban. This terrorist organization earns more than 1.5 billion dollars per year. The sources of income are illegal, which include smuggling, kidnapping, drugs, extortion and large-scale opium cultivation. Looking at the latest figures that have come out so far, it is clear that the Taliban had earned $ 1.6 billion in the year 2019-20.
The Taliban earn the most from the opium trade. Afghanistan produces about 80 percent of the world’s total production of opium. At the same time, he also earns big money from extortion, kidnapping, mining and smuggling. It is claimed that Russia, Pakistan, China, Iran and North Korea provide it with weapons, vehicles and other resources.
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According to a report, the Taliban earns $ 416 million annually from drugs alone. At the same time, in the year 2020, even in the midst of the Corona Pandemic, he earned $ 464 million from mining. The terrorist organization earns $ 160 million from extortion, $ 240 million from donations and about $ 80 million from real estate every year. Apart from this, he earns handsomely every year from drug trade, arms smuggling. Russia, Pakistan, China, Iran and some Arab countries also give him big money every year, so that he can bring instability in Afghanistan.
Not only this, along with the big earnings, this terrorist organization also has a large number of fighters. If you look at the report of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), it is clear that the Taliban have an army of about 85,000 fighters. Compared to the last 20 years, this terrorist organization has become stronger than any other organization.