The Taliban on Monday opened to reporters the doors to the former largest operational center of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Kabul and said the US personnel destroyed and burned all the military equipment, vehicles, and documents.
The center, named “Eagle,” is located in Kabul’s Deh Sab area and is reportedly where US intelligence officers and Afghan NDS 01 forces were stationed. Now the camp is under the control of the Taliban.
According to the Taliban, US soldiers destroyed important documents and hundreds of Humvees, armored tanks and weapons.
The Taliban said they do not know the exact value of the destroyed equipment, but they estimate it was in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
“They have destroyed anything that could have been used,” said Mawlawi Athnain, the commander of the camp.
Masab, a Taliban fighter who is now guarding the camp, said he was jailed at the camp for eight days in the past.
“I was arrested and I was here for eight nights. It was terrible,” he said.
“They were fleeing and they destroyed everything. They should not have done it,” said Anas Barakzai, a freelance reporter.
Taliban forces stationed at the camp said they have not entered some rooms as they fear mines.
US soldiers reportedly destroyed military hardware and helicopters also at the Kabul airport before leaving.