01/17/2021

The Pentagon covered up a Taliban attack in Afghanistan in December 2020

Afghan men watch the aftermath of a suicide car bomb attack at Camp Chapman in Khost province on July 12, 2015. NASIR ALI/AFP via Getty Images

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The Pentagon covered up a Taliban attack on Camp Chapman in Afghanistan’s Khost province in December 2020, which killed four members of a local militia trained and armed by the CIA.

Following the attack on the site, government security forces in Kabul, as well as local authorities, were barred. Information about the incident was also not officially released.

According to The Foreign Policy, the episode at the base is part of a policy of hushing up the real situation in Afghanistan in connection with the existence of a peace treaty between the United States and the Taliban and a decision to reduce the number of American troops in the region.

Forward operating base Camp Chapman, located on the border with Pakistan and under the full control of the CIA (use of attack UAVs), became known after the incident on December 30, 2009.

On that day, a suicide bomber, sponsored by a Jordanian intelligence officer under the legend of an informant with information about the leadership of al-Qaeda, passed three security posts and blew up a suicide belt in the gym.

As a result of the terrorist attack, 7 CIA employees were killed and 6 more were injured. These were the largest non-recurrent intelligence losses since the 1983 bombing of the American embassy in Beirut.

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