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Trump, Russia dismiss Taliban bounties claims

By REN QI in Moscow | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-06-30 00:00

US President Donald Trump and Russia on Sunday dismissed media reports about the latter offering bounties to Talibanlinked militants for killing US troops.

The allegations, first reported in The New York Times, said US intelligence officials concluded months ago that Russian operatives offered Taliban-linked militants money to target NATO troops in the country, including US and British forces.

It said the intelligence was shared with US President Donald Trump and that his National Security Council discussed the problem at an interagency meeting in late March.

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