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Russia’s New Favorite Jihadis: The Taliban | The Daily Beast

Russia’s New Favorite Jihadis: The Taliban | The Daily Beast

More than 15 years into America’s war in Afghanistan, the Russian government is openly advocating on behalf of the Taliban.

Last week, Moscow hosted Chinese and Pakistani emissaries to discuss the war. Tellingly, no Afghan officials were invited. However, the trio of nations urged the world to be “flexible” in dealing with the Taliban, which remains the Afghan government’s most dangerous foe. Russia even argued that the Taliban is a necessary bulwark in the war against the so-called Islamic State.

Source: Russia’s New Favorite Jihadis: The Taliban – The Daily Beast