Russian Spy Team Left Traces That Bolstered C.I.A.’s Bounty Judgment

May 11, 2021 ☼ russiaafghanistanbounties

Source: The New York Times - Link

Ultimately, newly declassified information shows, those analysts discovered a significant reason to believe the claim was accurate: Other members of the same Taliban-linked network had been working closely with operatives from a notorious unit of the G.R.U., the Russian military intelligence service, known for assassination operations.

This is scary, but probably not unexpected.