Afghanistan war logs: Iran's covert operations in Afghanistan

Behind-the-scenes help of the Taliban includes training, medical treatment and bribes


Iran is engaged in an extensive covert campaign to arm, finance, train and equip Taliban insurgents, Afghan warlords allied to al-Qaida and suicide bombers fighting to eject British and western forces from Afghanistan, according to classified US military intelligence reports contained in the war logs.

secret "threat reports", mostly comprising raw data provided by Afghan
spies and paid informants, cannot be corroborated individually. Even if
the claims are accurate, it is unclear whether the activities they
describe took place with the full knowledge of Tehran or are the work of
hardline elements of the semi-autonomous Islamic Revolutionary Guard
Corps, ideological sympathisers of the Taliban, arms smugglers or
criminal gangs.

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