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The Taliban Say They Have No Foreign Fighters. Is That True?

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The Diplomat, 10 August 2020

Swiss freelancer Franz J Marty looks at claims of the Taleban that they do not have foreign fighters with them and counterclaims by Afghan authorities that there are many. He finds that there is “overwhelming evidence of the presence of at least some foreign fighters in Afghanistan that are in contact [our emphasis] with the Taliban.”