ISI behind Taliban's deadly 'green-on-blue' attacks on Coalition forces in Afghanistan: Analyst
Sydney, Sep 1 (ANI): The growing number of 'green-on-blue' attacks in Afghanistan, which have claimed the lives of several soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), are possibly being conducted by the Taliban facilitated by Pakistan's notorious Intelligence agency, ISI and Iran.
Alan Dupont, a leading defence and strategic analyst professor and a former army intelligence officer, has said that the use of Afghan soldiers to attack the West is a "thought-through strategy and program" by the Taliban.
"It is supported by the intelligence services of, I believe, Iran and Pakistan as a way of inflicting the most psychological and political impact on the Western forces there," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dupont, as saying.
The 'green-on-blue' attacks, where Afghan soldiers turn their guns on their Coalition troops, have claimed the lives of as many as 35 foreign soldiers under the ISAF command last year, while this year, there have been over 48 such deaths reported.
Although the ISAF claims that less than a quarter of those attacks are being triggered by personal or "cultural" grievances, the evidence is mounting that the spike in the 'green-on-blue' casualties is part of a deliberate strategy by the Taliban, backed by its allies in Pakistan and Iran's intelligence services, the paper said.
The 'green on blue' attacks have jumped over more than 10 percent in Afghanistan this year, as Western and NATO troops prepare to withdraw and hand over the security duties to the Afghan National Army following the 2014 deadline. (ANI)
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