Chechen Insurgents Assisting Taliban Against US, Afghan Forces

Chechen Insurgents Assisting Taliban Against US, Afghan Forces

Arab and Chechen fighters are flowing into southern Afghanistan to fight against U.S. and Afghan forces making a final push against Taliban operatives in the area.

According to The Hill, Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), backed up by the U.S. military, expect to have the Taliban pushed completely out of Sangin province in southern Afghanistan by the end of the week. 

Reports indicate fighting in the Sangin province has been some of the fiercest in Afghanistan to date, and with Arab and Chechen fighters pouring in to fight against U.S. forces, it is not going to get any easier. According to Marine Corps. Major Gen. Lee Miller, the foreign fighters are trying to bolster a Taliban push back against U.S. and Afghan troops. 

The insurgents who are supporting the Taliban have Al Qaeda ties and have “launched a series of counter strikes against U.S. and ANSF” positions this week. 

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