As we have reported earlier that Uzbekistan has Shot Down Fleeing Afghan Air Force A-29B Super Tucanos Jet.
Now according to the latest reports Uzbekistan’s Air Forces have forced to land 46 Afghan Air Force aircraft over the past two days.
The prosecutor general’s office in Uzbekistan issued a statement saying that 22 warplanes and 24 military helicopters from Afghanistan carrying 585 servicemen “illegally crossed” into Uzbek airspace over the weekend and were forced by Uzbek authorities to land at Termez.
The prosecutor’s statement also said that 158 civilians and military personnel had crossed over the Amu Darya river into Uzbekistan by foot on Sunday and were now under criminal investigation.
A plane carrying more than 100 Afghan service members landed in Tajikistan on Monday, the Tajik foreign ministry said. Officials told Russia’s state news agency Tass that Tajikistan received an SOS signal and allowed a plane bound from Afghanistan to land at an airport in the Khatlon province, which borders Afghanistan and Uzbekistan’s Surkhandarya region.
On Sunday, Uzbekistan’s foreign ministry reported that 84 Afghan servicemen crossed the border into Uzbekistan, asking for assistance. The group was detained by border guards and included three wounded soldiers who needed medical help.
After the United States announced the end of an armed operation in Afghanistan and began to withdraw its troops, the Taliban (a radical movement outlawed in Russia) launched a large-scale offensive on the government army and by August 15 entered Kabul after meeting no resistance.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he was resigning to avoid bloodshed and fled the country. Western nations are evacuating their citizens and embassy employees.
The Taliban claims the war is over but experts think that refugee flows from Afghanistan would continue for a long time.