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Friday, December 9, 2022

Russia’s Recruiting Afghan Commandos | Foreign Policy

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Members of the elite National Army Commando Corps in Afghanistan, who were deserted by the United States and its allies when the nation was overthrown by the Taliban last year, claim they have been contacted with offers to fight for Russia in Ukraine. 

The U.S.-trained light infantry group, which fought alongside American and other coalition special forces for almost 20 years, may be the difference Russia needs on the battlefield in Ukraine, according to numerous Afghan military and security sources. Members of the elite National Army Commando Corps in Afghanistan, who were deserted by the United States and its allies when the nation was overthrown by the Taliban last year, claim they have been contacted with offers to fight for Russia in Ukraine. The U.S.-trained light infantry group, which fought alongside American and other coalition special forces for almost 20 years, may be the difference Russia needs on the battlefield in Ukraine, according to numerous Afghan military and security sources. When the United States turned over control of Afghanistan to the Taliban in August 2021, 20,000 to 30,000 volunteer commandos were left behind. When the republic fell, a very few hundred top officers fled. As the Taliban tracked down and executed soldiers in the area, many of the soldiers fled to foreign countries.

Source:https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/10/25/afghanistan-russia-ukraine-military-recruitment-putin-taliban/

3 COMMENTS

  1. This blog is definitely rather handy since I’m at the moment creating an internet floral website – although I am only starting out therefore it’s really fairly small, nothing like this site. Can link to a few of the posts here as they are quite. Thanks much. Zoey Olsen

  2. When will our horrible politicians ever learn their lessons about abandoning our Allie’s in countries we go to war in ! Who will ever want to help us again after that abortion of a withdrawal Biden performed in Afghanistan ! Let alone 13 dead Marines that should be on his conscience ! I hope Biden legacy is forgotten as soon as he’s gone. There nothing to be proud of!

  3. Dang, I remember recommending these guys to help US in Ukraine, now the enemy is exploiting them. Maybe the Ukrainians can flip them back?

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