The administration of U.S. President Donald trump started an internal investigation to find out which intelligence reported that Russia allegedly pays the Taliban for killing an American soldier in Afghanistan. About this July 7, according to Politico.
According to the publication, the investigation interviewed people who have access to intelligence, and the White house has narrowed the field to less than 10 people.
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. On 29 June, the material it has published the newspaper the Washington Post. According to her, the victims alleged conspiracy has become 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”.
The us President said that U.S. intelligence did 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