The Taliban quickly repurposed an abandoned aircraft to dangle a person in a public show of dominance on Aug. 30.
The militant group used a U.S.-made helicopter to publicly hang a civilian above Kandahar, 497 kilometers (309 miles) southwest of Kabul.
“Taliban using newly acquired American Blackhawk helicopters to hang people,” Loud Clown said on Twitter.
Taliban using newly acquired American Blackhawk Helicopters to hang people: pic.twitter.com/9xw5u50wJx— Loud Clown (@loudclown) August 30, 2021
A Twitter user named 1781 shared a different video with the caption, “Never thought I would see the day when the Taliban would be using an American helicopter to hang someone.”
Never thought I’d see the day when the Taliban would be using an American helicopter to hang someone.— 𝟭𝟳𝟴𝟭 (@July041776) August 30, 2021
Another video shows the Taliban test flying multiple Blackhawks over Kandahar. Fighters recently seized control of the city from the U.S.-backed Afghan government after American forces withdrew from the Middle Eastern country.
WATCH: Taliban reportedly flying American-made Black Hawk helicopter over Kandahar, Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/yNZPknlrZY— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) August 30, 2021
Afghanistan and Iraq veteran Trevor Coult MC suggested President Joe Biden should acknowledge the United States supplied helicopters used to hang people.
It’s an absolute shitfest to see the Taliban now actually flying US BlackHawk helicopters, hanging people by the throat from them!!— 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐌𝐂 🇬🇧 (@Resilient_Vet) August 30, 2021
The American President will never be forgiven for this!! pic.twitter.com/mRzi54C5ew
It is unclear whether the Taliban are playing around with the acquired helicopter or actually dangling an executed person. Either way, it is not something to be proud of.