Economist: The unending war against the Taliban

by Laurence on 6/24/2005 · 2 comments

The unending war against the Taliban

President Vladimir Putin of Russia complained this week that the American-led force in Afghanistan was proving ineffective at battling the Taliban and that terrorist training camps continued to operate there. Mr Putin fears that Islamist rebels in the breakaway Russian republic of Chechnya are still being sent for training in the Afghan camps. Indeed, an Afghan official said on Thursday that at least two of the insurgents killed in the battle in south-western Afghanistan may have been Chechens.

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David McDuff June 24, 2005 at 6:17 pm

Note the telltale “may have been” – standard usage in such reports of the elusive “Chechen trace”.

misha June 25, 2005 at 5:05 am

Yes, I love the maybe Chechens who don’t have a war of their own to fight, so they show up for guest appearences in other people’s wars.

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