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Pakistan Denies Taliban Ties in Afghanistan

Claims made by NATO that Pakistan is in cahoots with the Afghan Taliban are tantamount to “old wine in an even older bottle,” according to Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar. However, this particular batch of wine represents thousands of mandatory conversations (read: interrogations) versus Khar’s official denial. –KA

BBC:

The report says the Taliban are helped by Pakistani security services.

It claims the insurgents remain defiant and have wide support among Afghans.

The report – State of the Taliban – is based on material from 27,000 interrogations with more than 4,000 captured Taliban, al-Qaeda and other foreign fighters and civilians.

[…] Our correspondent says the report fully exposes for the first time the relationship between Pakistan’s ISI intelligence service and the Taliban.

It notes: “Pakistan’s manipulation of the Taliban senior leadership continues unabatedly.”

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