Sept: 13 ( PNB News). The Afghan Air Force pilots who had fled to Uzbekistan last month to be moved to the US base, WSJ reported yesterday. After the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in August, 585 Afghan pilots, crew, and their families escaped to Uzbekistan in 46 planes to avoid being captured or killed by the Taliban. US and Uzbekistan have struck the deal to shift pilots and their families to an American military base in Qatar as soon as possible.
In the American military base in Qatar, fugitive Afghans’ fate will be decided. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has also mount immense pressure on the Uzbek government to hand over Afghan pilots and their families. The world is stunned over the Taliban’s swift gains in Afghanistan that have swept the Taliban into power again. Taliban had killed about 7 Afghan pilots off base in 2021.