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Taliban will rule Afghanistan again, says leaked US military report

Posted By admin On February 1, 2012 @ 4:15 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
February 1, 2012

The Taliban, backed by Pakistan, are set to retake control of Afghanistan after Nato-led forces withdraw from the country, according to reports citing a classifed assessment by US forces.

The Times described the report as secret and “highly classified”, saying it was put together last month by the US military at Bagram air base in Afghanistan for top Nato officers. The BBC also carried a report on the leaked document.

“Many Afghans are already bracing themselves for an eventual return of the Taliban,” the report was quoted as saying. “Once Isaf (Nato-led forces) is no longer a factor, Taliban consider their victory inevitable.”

The document stated that Pakistan’s security agency was helping the Taliban in directing attacks against foreign forces – a charge long denied by Islamabad.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/01/taliban-rule-afghanistan-leaked-report

[2] ISAF: No More Data On Taliban Attacks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/isaf-no-more-data-on-taliban-attacks.html

[3] Report: US Contractors Hired Iranian Spies, Taliban, Warlords To Guard US Troops In Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-us-contractors-hired-iranian-spies-taliban-warlords-to-guard-us-troops-in-afghanistan.html

[4] 90% of seized ‘Taliban’ are just civilians: US report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/90-of-seized-taliban-are-just-civilians-us-report.html

[5] US considering talks with Taliban: report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-considering-talks-with-taliban-report.html

[6] Moderate Taliban leader warns Barack Obama’s plan will make Afghanistan worse: http://www.prisonplanet.com/moderate-taliban-leader-warns-barack-obamas-plan-will-make-afghanistan-worse.html

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