Russian presidential special envoy for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov expressed a distrust regarding the issue of “unidentified helicopters” transfering ISIS members in northern Afghanistan, during his meeting with US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs and Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Alice Wells in New York.
“Among the problems that we have, I identified the distrust that we have in connection with these mysterious helicopters transferring ISIS militants, their weapons, ammunition,” Kabulov said, according to the Russian state-run media outlet RIA.
Kabulov added that his Western counterparts pretend that they know nothing about this. However, this is not possible. The aforementioned helicopters operate from few bases, including Camp Marmal in Mazar-i-Sharif [the second largest city in Afghanistan].
Camp Marmal is one of the largest bases of the US-led coalition in the country.
The meeting took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. It was the first Russian-US contact since the new US strategy on Afghanistan has been announced by President Donald Trump.