Russia responds to US General allegations of supplying weapons to Afghan Taliban

Russia responds to US General allegations of supplying weapons to Afghan Taliban
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MOSCOW - Russia has responded back to the allegations leveled by top US General regarding supply of weapons to Afghan Taliban.

Russia has rejected comments by NATO's top commander in Afghanistan that it has been supporting and even supplying weapons to the Taliban, in a clash of words that underlines growing tension over Moscow's involvement in the conflict.

In an interview with the BBC last week, General John Nicholson said that Russia had been acting to undermine U.S. efforts in Afghanistan despite shared interests in fighting terrorism and narcotics, with indications that Moscow was providing financial support and even arms.

"We've had weapons brought to this headquarters and given to us by Afghan leaders and said this was given by the Russians to the Taliban," he said.

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