USGov awards more than $150m in contracts to those who support Taliban

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG)
04 Aug 2013
http://www.legitgov.org/

Taliban backers, terrorist organisations win £100m in US contracts

Afghanistan 04 Aug 2013

The US government has awarded more than $150m (£98m) in contracts to companies and individuals in Afghanistan that are known to support the Taliban, according to a US spending watchdog. Multimillion dollar contracts have been given over the past five years to 43 companies working in construction, logistics, road building and IT that have links to the insurgents. The head of the US-based Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (Sigar), John F Sopko, said:

“Dating back to 2008, Sigar has identified more than $150m in reconstruction contracts and sub-contracts that have been awarded to companies known to be providing material support to insurgent and terrorist organisations in Afghanistan.”

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