South Korean media reported that the Taliban in Afghanistan regained control of the capital Kabul, the Taliban wearing old South Korean military uniforms of the picture shocked South Korean society.
Reported that france’s Le Figaro newspaper recently exposed a number of Taliban wearing old South Korean military uniforms, carrying rifles walking on the road photos. The uniforms can be seen from 1990 to 2014, and some of the field jackets they wore still bear the rank of Army sergeant.
Reported that some uniforms even carry the official logo of the South Korean army, such as the “third group military headquarters” unit logo, name tags are also written in Korean, wearing these uniforms most of the Taliban did not take down the rank or brand name.
Reported that in South Korea, these uniforms have been replaced by new combat uniforms, so these uniforms are unlikely to lead to the destruction of U.S. military operations.
Given that some of these uniforms are more than 25 years old, some South Korean experts believe that a large number of old uniforms may have been sold privately. South Korean media pointed out that after South Korean men completed reservist training, most of the old uniforms were either thrown away or sold online. South Korea’s military believes most of the old uniforms have gone overseas, some of which ended up in taliban hands.
Reported that the south Korean military uniforms appear in unexpected places has been an ongoing dispute. South Korea’s Defense Ministry held its first meeting in March to address the illegal outflow of unused uniforms as the dispute over the outflow of combat uniforms intensified. The Ministry of the Environment, the National Police And the Customs Office, as well as a number of second-hand trading platform companies and second-hand clothing exporters, participated in the meeting and discussed measures to prevent the outflow of combat uniforms. They decided to set up a special control team at the government level and notify South Korea’s Defense Ministry when they found combat uniforms sold on a second-hand trading platform. However, the clothing is still available online.