Russia has revealed collaboration in Afghanistan between US and NATO forces and Daesh terrorists, specifically pointing to the use of unmarked supply helicopters in Daesh-infiltrated areas where the country’s air space remains under the complete control of the US-led forces.
“Russia is aware of unmarked helicopters conducting flights in areas, where IS (Daesh) militants were active, particularly in Afghanistan’s north,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said during her press briefing on Thursday.
“This is how terrorists received reinforcements and evacuated the wounded, as well as dead bodies,” Zakharova said.
“It would have been impossible to carry out such activities unbeknownst to the US and NATO forces that had complete control of Afghanistan’s airspace,” he said.
“We believe that this information is enough to draw conclusions about cooperation between the US and IS fighters,” the senior diplomat said, noting that Russia had already made the information it had public and that international organizations, including the United Nations, could use it for further probe into the matter.
Her remarks coincided with earlier statements by the director of Russian foreign ministry’s Second Asian Department, Zamir Kabulov, that Moscow had received information about specific facts related to the US-led coalition’s cooperation with Daesh in Afghanistan.