Russians offered bounties to Taliban to kill US troops in Afghanistan

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Russian intelligence officials offered to pay Taliban activists to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan over the previous year, in the midst of harmony converses with end the 18-year war there, a military authority affirmed.

U.S. intelligence organizations connected the push to a Russian insight unit associated with clandestine activity and death endeavors in Europe, as per The New York Times, which previously revealed the insight discoveries said to have been introduced to President Donald Trump in March.

A year ago, 23 U.S. troops lost their lives in Afghanistan, however, whether any were focused by Taliban contenders paid by Russian agents isn't known, the military authority said. The authority didn't realize whether Trump was advised however said other senior U.S. authorities scholarly of the Russian activity "months back."

"There is no way to really confirm if it actually worked," the military official said.

A White House representative declined to remark on the veracity of the intelligence report however denied Trump was educated in March.

President Donald Trump himself denied ever being advised in a tweet distributed early Sunday morning and included that "no one has been harder on Russia than the Trump Administration."

There are around 8,600 U.S. troops still in Afghanistan, many are extraordinary activities powers, yet sources revealed it isn't clear which troops the Russians needed the Taliban to murder.

The New York Times report likewise said that no choices have been made inside the White House for any sort of reaction.

Other than the harmony talks, which brought about an agreement arrived at Feb. 29 between the U.S. furthermore, the Taliban that set conditions for a drawdown to the war that started after al Qaeda executed the Sept. 11, 2001, assaults, America's relationship with Russia came up in Trump's comments the previous spring admirably after the knowledge evaluation flowed inside the organization.

"We have this great friendship. And, by the way, getting along with Russia is a great thing, getting along with [President Vladimir] Putin and Russia is a great thing," Trump said on May 8.

The President additionally moved a month ago to delay the G7 and said he needs to welcome Russia to rejoin.