Allied Afghan Soldiers Secretly Collaborate With The Taliban Against US Troops

Some allied afghan soldiers are, reportedly, secretly aligning themselves with the Taliban.  This collaboration threatens to undermine the Afghan authorities’ attempts to maintain order in the wake of NATO troops preparing for departure from the country.

Afghan army lieutenant Mohammad Wali admitted to working in collusion with a local Taliban commander.   “We lost seven men in an ambush when I first arrived at the base,” Wali, explained.  “So I thought, why risk my life when there’s another way?”  Shared intelligence, between the two, includes a plan to loot NATO supply convoys and divide up the proceeds. Engagement in military operations is also part of the plan.

Mohammad Hassan, local Taliban commander, said that he had hit dozens of convoys in this manner.  Approximately 20% of NATO supply convoys come under attack in Afghanistan.  And, as Outlook Afghanistan notes: “Such cases must be taken as serious and the Taliban sympathizers hiding among ANSF should be identified. If not, more green on blue attacks and attacks on NATO-supply containers should be expected.”

Additionally, according to Rawa News: “In its own internal assessments, NATO acknowledged that that there has been a ‘conspicuous increase’ in intelligence indicating cooperation between the NATO-trained Afghan security and the Taliban, according to the newspaper.”

Complicating matters, the heads of the House and Senate intelligence committee have disclosed that the Taliban has become a more formidable force since 33,000 more U.S. troops were deployed to Afghanistan in 2010.  And, all of this is taking place in an environment of deteriorating security conditions.

-Candice Lanier

  • Billy Wages

    you know they will because after we pull out they will be over run

  • Kevin Smith

    and this surprises you?

  • Don Sterling

    Gee…I’m so surprized! Been going on from the beginning anyway!

  • Bob Gielczowski

    Time to pull the troops and let Karzied deal with the Taliban.

  • Stephen Campbell

    The Wonder of it all..Some People just can’t seem to grasp the Situation and wander the Earth in Complete Stupidy!

  • Rex Potter

    This should not shock anyone. The Afghan security force is our primary source of fatalities. Especially here in southern Afghanistan.

  • Richard N. Ruiz

    This has been going since the first war in Iraq, and the government has known it.

  • Rob Poh

    I agree Bob — We will win nothing as a large number of Afghans still have ties with the ultra-Islamist Taliban. And the jihadis will never accept any part of western democracy. But whatever happens (pro-US government or anti-US government) at least Mr. Karzai and his kleptocratic government have stolen enough US cash to make it all go down a little smoother… so what’s not to like? He and his tribe will run as soon as our boys are gone. And the so-called new Afghan army will melt away or join the Talis.

  • Jim Richardson

    Yep! No surprise! Then Obama tells them when we’re gonna leave so they’ll be ready-great strategy.

  • David Simonds

    Exactly! Let’s give them a few rockets while we’re at it and paint a huge target on our backs. No sense making it complicated!

  • Steve Osborne

    We never should have gone to this hell hole….get out and let them kill each other…..

  • Tim Denton

    What’s so surprising about it? They both follow allah, and muhammed in the quaran told them to kill infidels any chance they get! You think a stable country trumps islam? We”re fooling ourselves with the folly of democratizing afganies.