Civil war uniforms are still on sale in Afghanistan

The Civil War Uniform Database (CTDB) has a trove of military uniforms that have never been sold on the open market.

But the database also contains some that have been sold to government agencies or used by state security forces, according to a Reuters review of the material. 

The database has an estimated 15,000 pieces of uniform that are still available to the public, and it is not possible to independently verify the accuracy of the information on the site. 

In recent years, more than 10,000 civil war uniform pieces were sold to the UN or other organizations, the database shows. 

But there is no evidence the pieces were used by the government, according a statement from the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). 

“The CTDB is not a source for the accuracy or completeness of information on this site,” the statement said. 

“If you have information about an item that appears to have been acquired through the CTDB, please contact us so we can verify it.” 

The US-based Center for Civilian Cybersecurity (CCCS), a non-profit that has worked on the database, said the collection was limited to the US military.

“We don’t have any information that would indicate that this is used by any government or other government agency,” said David Vink, director of the CCCS.

“It’s a very small subset of the overall inventory of uniforms,” he added.

“The information in this database is only available on a voluntary basis.”

The database contains a range of military-style uniforms that were sold by the US government, but also some civilian uniforms. 

It was established in 2014 and aims to track military uniforms in the country that were acquired before it was declared a “civil war zone” by the UN. 

A photo posted by @davidvink on Aug 6, 2020 at 12:39pm PDT  The website lists a variety of civilian uniforms, including some with military markings, and a list of some of the most popular ones. 

While it is possible to see a range in the amount of military items sold, Vink said the amount sold by US authorities is limited to just a few pieces. 

However, it is difficult to determine the number of items the US has purchased, because it has not released the details of the purchases.

“There are only a few items that we know were purchased,” he said.

“What the US Government has done is given some of these pieces of military equipment to people that have some military experience,” Vink added. 

Civilian and military-like uniforms are not uncommon.

The US military purchased more than 1.5 million military-grade uniforms in Afghanistan from the 1990s to 2015, according data compiled by the Center for Public Integrity.

The United States is the largest purchaser of military clothing in the world, according the database.

The CCS is not the only organisation tracking military-type items.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has also reported on the sale of military surplus items. 

ABC News reported that in 2016, Australian Defence bought more than 50,000 military-sized pieces of clothing and other gear from Russia. 

One item that has become a subject of debate is the so-called “green” uniforms that the US purchased in the 1990 to 2014 period, which were designed for Afghan security forces.

The green uniforms, which can be found on the market, include camo and camouflage uniforms.

The website also includes images of some items that have not been sold but that could be considered military-inspired, including camouflage and camouflage patches. 

Australia’s Department of Defence, which runs the database and the Australian Defence Force, did not respond to questions about whether it had acquired any military-themed uniforms.