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Russia, Taliban want US out of Afghanistan fast - DoD

The United States Defense Department (DoD) claimed in a report on Wednesday that Russia is cooperating with the Taliban in Afghanistan to speed up US troops' withdrawal from the country.

Russia is also working with other groups in Afghanistan to achieve its goal, the report said. The US military also stated that Moscow wants to increase its influence in Afghanistan.

The report comes after a media report in the US claimed that Russia was paying bounties to the Taliban to kill US soldiers. Both Moscow and US President Donald Trump said the report was incorrect.

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