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The top US general overseeing operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan said the intelligence concerning Russian operatives offering bounties to Taliban-linked militants was "very worrisome" but the info wasn't solid enough to hold up in a court of law

The top US general overseeing operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan said Tuesday that the intelligence concerning Russian operatives offering bounties to Taliban-linked militants was "very worrisome"

CENTCOM Cmdr Gen. Kenneth McKenzie says intel reports of Russian bounties to Taliban-linked militants were worrisome but link to US troop deaths unproven: “It was proven enough to worry me. It wasn’t proved enough that I would take it to a court of law."

The top US general overseeing operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan said the intelligence concerning Russian operatives offering bounties to Taliban-linked militants was "very worrisome" but the info wasn't solid enough to hold up in a court of law

#OpEd The story about Russian bounties offered to Taliban-linked militants in exchange for killing U.S. soldiers is being accepted by many as proven, when there are all kinds of alternative possibilities, argues @MarkGaleotti 

NYT reports that Russia offered up to $100,000 bounty for U.S. soldiers to be killed by Taliban-linked fighters in Afghanistan. The report names Rahmatullah Azizi as middle-man in Russian bounty payments.

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Capitol Hill Democrats are demanding to know whether Trump received intelligence indicating Russia paid Taliban-linked militants to assassinate American service members

NYT reports that Russia offered up to $100,000 bounty for U.S. soldiers to be killed by Taliban-linked fighters in Afghanistan. The report names Rahmatullah Azizi as middle-man in Russian bounty payments.

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Allegations that Russian military intelligence has been secretly paying bounties to Taliban-linked militants for attacks on US troops in Afghanistan are problematic to say the least. Learn more from our experts about where we go from here:

This all comes as he continues to claim that he wasn’t briefed on reports that a Russian military intelligence unit offered Taliban-linked militants money to kill U.S. soldiers.

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We have confirmed the @nytimes ⁩ scoop: A Russian military spy unit offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to attack coalition forces in Afghanistan. From @nakashimae ⁩ @missy_ryan ⁩ me and @shaneharris ⁩

US intelligence concluded months ago that Russian military intelligence offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan, including US troops, amid peace talks, according to a New York Times report.

Trump was told in March that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan, including US troops, but has taken no action in response. @charlie_savage ⁩ @EricSchmittNYT ⁩ ⁦ @mschwirtz ⁩

TRUMP KNEW IN FEBRUARY: “American officials provided a written briefing in late February to President Trump laying out their conclusion that a Russian military intelligence unit offered and paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops.”

**NEW**—> The Russian bounties offered to Taliban-linked militants are believed to have resulted in the deaths of several U.S. service members, according to intelligence gleaned from U.S. military interrogations of captured militants in recent months

Russian bounties to Taliban-linked militants resulted in deaths of U.S. troops.

“American officials intercepted electronic data showing large financial transfers from a bank account controlled by Russia’s military intelligence agency to a Taliban-linked account.”

Russian bounties to Taliban-linked militants resulted in deaths of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, intelligence assessments found

“Russian bounties to Taliban-linked militants are believed to have resulted in the deaths of U.S. service members, according to intelligence assessments”

Good Lord. Per this story, POTUS was briefed and NSC discussed in March that per US Intel, a notoriously violent Russian GRU unit offered bounties to Taliban-linked terrorists to kill coalition forces, including Americans, in Afghanistan.

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