The commander of the United armed forces of NATO in Europe American General Curtis Scaparotti (Curtis Scaparrotti) said about the growing Russian influence on the group “Taliban” (banned in Russia). About it reports Reuters.
During the hearings in the Senate, senior military did not rule out that Moscow may provide traffic assistance.
Terrorist group, the Taliban controls large areas of Afghanistan. From 1996 to 2001 the Taliban were in power. The overthrow of the regime contributed to the United States, which began in Afghanistan a military operation after the attacks of 11 September 2001.
The Taliban have intensified after most NATO troops by December 2014 left Afghan territory. However, in the country remain 13 thousand soldiers and officers of the Alliance. Their withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban called the main condition for beginning peace talks with official Kabul.