A mediator between Russian military intelligence officers and militants of the Afghan Taliban was a drug dealer Rahmatullah Azizi. This is stated in the material The New York Times, 1 July.
Referring to its sources among American and Afghan officials, the publication writes that the reports of American intelligence small narkokontrolya Azizi referred to as the key intermediary between the GRU, Russia and associated with the Taliban militants.
According to the newspaper, that Azizi could give the Taliban money that came from Russia as a reward for killing American soldiers and soldiers from the international military contingent in Afghanistan.
The article said that Azizi was delivered to Afghanistan through multi-level transfers. Transfers are often divided into smaller amounts, which went through several countries in the region to Afghanistan.
According to sources, for the murder of one soldier of the coalition was offered up to $100 million
The security services during raids in search Azizi arrested dozens of his relatives and partners about six months ago, but this time the drug dealer had escaped from Afghanistan and, probably, is in Russia, writes The New York Times. In one of his homes in Kabul were found about half a million dollars in cash.
On June 27 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. June 29, the material on this was published in the Washington Post. According to her, the victims alleged conspiracy began a few people.
Russia and the Taliban rejected the information about the conspiracy. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov saidthat it was “bullshit”.
American 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.
30 June the newspaper the New York Times, citing three related intelligence source said that the US has information about Bank transfers from the account, which controls the Main intelligence Directorate of Russia, to the account associated with the Islamist movement “Taliban”.
The Pentagon reported that Russia has cooperated with the Taliban, to speed up the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.