Pakistan was actively collaborating with the Taliban in Afghanistan while accepting U.S. aid, leaked U.S. military reports showed — a disclosure likely to increase pressure on Washington’s embattled ally.
Contained in more than 90,000 classified documents, WikiLeaks disclosures said that representatives from Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence met directly with the Taliban in secret strategy sessions to organize militant networks fighting U.S. soldiers.
The Afghan government refused to react specifically to the document leak, but said Kabul had spoken in private and public meetings with its Western allies.
U.S. national security adviser Jim Jones said the leak would not affect “our ongoing commitment to deepen our partnerships with Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
The United States has repeatedly urged Pakistan to hunt down militant groups, including some believed to have been nurtured by the ISI as strategic assets in Afghanistan. Islamabad says it is doing all it can to fight the militancy.
One report discusses a meeting of insurgents attended by a former senior Pakistani intelligence official who appears to be working against U.S. forces in Afghanistan.