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Controversy Over Alleged Russian Bounties Puts Spotlight On Moscow’s Motives, History In Afghanistan – Analysis

Eurasia Review Monday, 29 June 2020 ()
Controversy Over Alleged Russian Bounties Puts Spotlight On Moscow’s Motives, History In Afghanistan – AnalysisBy Abubakar Siddique*

(RFE/RL) -- Controversy continues to mount over reports that Russian security officers allegedly offered bounties to the Taliban for the killing of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Though U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that the intelligence reports were not deemed credible and the Kremlin and the...
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