U.S. Suspects Russia Is Supplying Weapons To Taliban In Afghanistan | American Military News

On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the United States has seen an influx in weapons obtained by the Taliban over the last 18 months, something that U.S. officials suggest is the result of Russia helping send the arms to the terror group in Afghanistan. The top general of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, could not deny those claims when asked by reporters during a press conference alongside Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis in Kabul. “We continue to get reports of this assistance,” Nicholson said. “That really occurred starting late last year, beginning through this process they’ve been undertaking.” “We support anyone who wants to help us advance the reconciliation process, but anyone who arms belligerents who perpetuate attacks like the one we saw two days ago in Mazar-e Sharif is not the best way forward to a peaceful reconciliation,” Nicholson added. When asked to be clear and if he was refuting that Russia was sending weapons to the Taliban, Nicholson

Source: U.S. Suspects Russia Is Supplying Weapons To Taliban In Afghanistan | American Military News

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