Afghan Special Forces and policemen prepare themselves for battle with the Taliban on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah capital of Helmand, Afghanistan, Oct. 10, 2016.
Voice of America: Former Afghan Intel Chief Accuses Pakistan of Militarily Supporting Taliban
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Former Afghan Intelligence Chief Accuses Pakistan of Militarily Supporting Taliban
Afghanistan’s former spy chief has accused Pakistan of helping the Afghan Taliban militarily, as well as providing them with safe havens..
In an exclusive interview with VOA in Kabul, Rahmatullah Nabil, the former head of the National Directorate of Security, said Pakistan helped create a strike force called the Red Force or Red Brigade in late 2014, and that it started operating in early 2015 when international forces had mostly left and surveillance had been reduced.
Initially, Nabil added, almost 3,000 people were recruited to fight in southern Afghanistan. They were divided into cells of 25 fighters assigned to one handler from Pakistan’s intelligence agency, the ISI.
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WNU Editor: The leadership of the Taliban live in Pakistan, and the radical madrases that provide the foot soldiers to fight in Afghanistan are still operating. When Pakistan ends all of this .... that is when I know that they are serious to stop this war. But for the moment .... the war continues.