Estimated Russia’s collusion with the Taliban led to the deaths of several U.S. troops in Afghanistan, said the June 29 edition of The Washington Post , citing us intelligence.
Exactly how many American soldiers died because of this alleged conspiracy, is unknown. In 2018 in Afghanistan killed 10 US citizens, in 2019 – 16, in 2020 – two. The cause of death was enemy fire or an IED.
Information regarding the alleged collusion and deaths of American military personnel were received during interrogations, captured in Afghanistan by militants. The Central intelligence Agency of the United States was requested to perform.
Sources, The Washington Post reported that the findings were discussed at a closed meeting at the White house in late March. On it, in particular, was discussed on possible retaliatory action. Came to what the participants of the meeting are still unclear, said the publication, but usually verification of this information takes several weeks. It is known that for the final version of the response meets the Advisor to the President for national security Robert O’brien.
According to The Washington Post, last week, the US warned about the alleged collusion of Britain, other allies in the international coalition is not yet officially informed.
On 27 June the newspaper The New York Times first reportedthat, according to U.S. intelligence, Russian military intelligence secretly encouraged the Taliban to murder the military from Western countries, including the United States. The publication was unable to ascertain how many Americans were victims of an alleged conspiracy.
Russia and the Taliban rejected the information about the conspiracy. The US President Donald trump said that US intelligence does not believe reliable data about the involvement of the Russian Federation to the killing of American soldiers in Afghanistan.
The US sent troops to Afghanistan after the attacks of 11 September 2001. The decision was supported by the United States ‘ closest allies. Officially proclaimed aim of the war was the destruction of the military structure of “al-Qaeda” and deprivation of this terrorist organization positions in Afghanistan by the removal from power in Kabul the Taliban. Now under the control of Taliban is more than half the territory of Afghanistan.
29 February 2020, the U.S. and the Taliban signed an agreement about the beginning of the peace process in Afghanistan. It provides for a gradual withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, provided the Taliban would fulfill their part of the deal: will begin negotiations with the Afghan government would abide by the truce and to prevent the use of Afghan territory for activities that threaten U.S. security and its allies.
If the Taliban would fulfill their part of the agreement, the remaining U.S. troops must leave Afghanistan for 14 months.
9 March it became known about the beginning of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Over the next four and a half months the number of American troops in Afghanistan should be reduced from 13 thousand to 8.6 thousand