Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Blaming the Afghan War Failure on — Russia

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Global Research, 1 November 2017

The Canada-based Centre of Research on Globalization quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on recent media reports that Russia had supplied weapons to the Taleban:

But many of the Russian weapons in the hands of the Taliban date back to Russia’s own misadventure in Afghanistan in the 1980s, according to one small arms expert interviewed by an editor at The Atlantic. Other weapons in Taliban hands are Chinese or Pakistani knock-offs.

“Russian-made weapons of those calibers can be obtained in many places,” said Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network.