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CNN’s story about Russia giving the Taliban weapons doesn’t live up to the hype | Business Insider
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CNN’s story about Russia giving the Taliban weapons doesn’t live up to the hype | Business Insider

On July 25, CNN published an alarming report : Two videos obtained exclusively by the cable news network appear to suggest that the Russian government is covertly arming the Taliban fighters that have slowly returned to Afghanistan since the end of NATO combat operations there in 2014.

The report, authored by Nick Paton Walsh and Masoud Popalzai, states that two separate groups of Taliban fighters have received “improved weaponry … that appears to have been supplied by the Russian government,” including heavy machine guns, sniper rifles, and the ubiquitous Kalashnikov assault rifles that are a staple of black markets across the planet.

Source: CNN’s story about Russia giving the Taliban weapons – Business Insider