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Russia allegedly supplying Taliban with weapons

By Somerset Nelson | 21 South News | 2230 24 April 207

The United Stated is more combating on Taliban in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Russia is sending weapons to Taliban, General John Nicholson spoke in Kabul during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

For some time, American officials have complained of what Nicholson once called “malign influence” by Russia in Afghanistan, but Monday’s comments are among the strongest suggestions yet that Moscow is providing arms to the Taliban, Reuters reported.

General John Nicholson told reporters in Kabul that Russian was giving machine gun and other monetary supply to Taliban in Afghanistan.

The Russia more arming to Taliban in past 17 months, senior official said.

Mattis, visiting Afghanistan for the first time as President Donald Trump’s defense secretary, said that “any weapons being funneled here from a foreign country would be a violation of international law.

Russia always denies sending weapon to Syria or Taliban and other insurgents around the world.

In this press, top U.S. commander in Afghanistan told he need more troops to handling stability of peace and combat Taliban and other insurgency.

Two weeks ago, U.S. bombard on an IS stronghold in Nangarhar province killed hundred of IS fighters and training camp. Today press, Nicholson won’t disclose details of damage done by the bombing. 

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