Controversy Over Alleged Russian Bounties Puts Spotlight On Moscow’s Motives, History In Afghanistan – Analysis

Credit: Eurasia Review- Published on June 29, 2020
By Abubakar Siddique*

(RFE/RL) -- Controversy continues to mount over reports that Russian security officers allegedly offered bounties to the Taliban for the killing of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Though U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that the intelligence reports were not deemed credible and the Kremlin and the...

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Published on June 27, 2020 -  00:40
NYT Report: Russian Agents Paid Afghan Militants To Kill US, NATO Troops
A New York Times bombshell report says Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill NATO troops in Afghanistan. NATO troops in Afghanistan include American forces. According to Business Insider, interrogations indicated that the militants were offered bounties from Russian agents. The agents specifically came from Unit 29155, a branch of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency. The Times' source said President Donald Trump was briefed of the intelligence assessment.

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