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Author Topic: NY Times: Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops,  (Read 126 times)

Offline Richard Rubio

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Russia Secretly Offered Afghan Militants Bounties to Kill U.S. Troops, Intelligence Says

The Trump administration has been deliberating for months about what to do about a stunning intelligence assessment.
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By Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt and Michael Schwirtz

    June 26, 2020
    Updated 4:35 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan including targeting American troops amid the peace talks to end the long-running war there, according to officials briefed on the matter.

The United States concluded months ago that the Russian unit, which has been linked to assassination attempts and other covert operations in Europe intended to destabilize the West or take revenge on turncoats, had covertly offered rewards for successful attacks last year.

Read more at:  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/us/politics/russia-afghanistan-bounties.html?campaign_id=60&emc=edit_na_20200626&instance_id=0&nl=breaking-news&ref=headline&regi_id=119329433&segment_id=31972&user_id=7fe4a10b5aea420370ff06921c8f7a38

This is a real bad story, horrible.

If true, if true.

Russia will deny it I am sure. I'll bet we have some sort of inside intelligence, a mole and we found this out and I'd bet it is true.

Offline Richard Rubio

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Taliban deny this story:

https://www.ibtimes.com/taliban-reject-claims-russia-aided-fighters-attacks-us-troops-3001697

In the past, I believe there was also an accusation that Russia gave weapons to the Taliban.



 

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