Reopening of supply route a win-win situation for Taliban


The Taliban have expressed delight over the reopening of NATO supply route to Afghanistan which was blocked after a US airstrike on a Pakistani check post which killed 24 soldiers, according to a media report. According to the report, Taliban insurgents have illegally received millions of dollars from security firms in Afghanistan for not attacking the trucks carrying supplies to the forces fighting in the war-torn country. “Stopping these supplies caused us real trouble,” a Taliban commander who leads about 60 insurgents in eastern Ghazni province said. “Earnings dropped down pretty badly. Therefore the rebellion was not as strong as we had planned.” Another Taliban commander said: “We are able to make money in bundles, therefore the NATO supply is very important for us.”