FILE – Taliban acting Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani speaks during a graduation ceremony at the police academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, March 5, 2022. The U.S. government’s Afghanistan watchdog told lawmakers on Wednesday he can’t guarantee American aid to Kabul isn’t being funneled to the Taliban.

“While I agree — and we all agree — Afghanistan faces a dire humanitarian and economic situation, it is critical that our assistance not be diverted by the Taliban,” Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko told the House Oversight Committee. “Unfortunately, as I sit here today, I cannot assure this committee […]

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