US supporting Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Haqqani network, claims US Senator Jeanne Shaheen

AfghanistanUS supporting Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Haqqani network, claims US Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Monitoring Desk, Islamabad: At least 43 companies based in Afghanistan were found to have ties to terrorist networks according to findings by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the leading US oversight authority on reconstruction in Afghanistan

It’s like the United states government is subsidizing the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, the Haqqani network, those groups that are trying to shoot and kill our soldiers,” Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate’s Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, reports ABC News.

Sheehan was among a group of senators who wrote a letter to the Army in 2012 “expressing concern about where US dollars were going.

   

A classified military investigation reportedly found evidence that the company worked “in facilitation and operation of the Haqqani network” and, as a result, “approximately $1-2 million per month flow[s] to Haqqani network to finance its activities.”

SIGAR’s report seems to suggest that the very groups being targeted by the US through counter-insurgency operations sometimes become the beneficiaries of the federal government through contracted work.

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