The United States has been claiming for months that the Russians, once bitter enemies of the Taliban, have been arming them attempting to undermine US efforts in the war-torn country. Now videos are surfacing that give rise to those accusations by the US.
The Russians have flatly denied the allegation as “utterly false” and claim that the US is just trying to pin blame on Moscow for a failure by the United States.
US generals first suggested they were concerned the Russian government was seeking to arm the Afghan insurgents back in April, but images from the battlefield here corroborating these claims have been hard to come by.
These two videos show sniper rifles, Kalashnikov variants and heavy machine guns that weapons experts say are stripped of any means of identifying their origin.