25 Jul '11, 3am

US money ended up in Taliban hands: report: WASHINGTON: US government funds earmarked ostensibly to promote busi...

WASHINGTON: US government funds earmarked ostensibly to promote business in Afghanistan have landed in Taliban hands under a US$2.16 billion transportation contract, The Washington Post reported late Sunday. Citing the results of a year-long military-led investigation, the newspaper said US and Afghan efforts to address the problem have been slow, and all eight of the trucking firms involved remain on US payroll. Moreover, the Pentagon extended the contract for six months last March, the report said. The investigation found "documented, credible evidence ... of involvement in a criminal enterprise or support for the enemy" by four of the eight prime contractors, the paper noted. According to The Post, investigators followed a US$7.4 million payment to one of the eight companies, which in turn paid a subcontractor, which hired other subcontractors to supply trucks. The truc...

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