Taliban militants who were arrested by Afghan police stand during a presentation of seized weapons and equipment in Jalalabad on March 2. Radio Free Europe
Khaama Press: 45,000 opposition fighters operating in Afghanistan, UN experts say
At least 45,000 opposition forces are operating in Afghanistan with foreign insurgents comprising around 20 to 25 percent of the forces, the United Nations experts have said.
The experts informed regarding the estimated number of the insurgents as they presented a report to the United Nations Security Council on Friday.
According to the report, the Taliban militants group’s relations with the Al-Qaeda terrorist network have strengthened, specifically during the Mullah Akhtar Mansoor times.
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Update: UN Experts: 45,000 Opposition Fighters in Afghanistan (AP).
WNU Editor: These numbers are sobering.