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June 6, 2015 1:13 pm

US Sought to Recruit Former Taliban Leaders as Informants, Effort Failed

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Former Afghan Taliban. Photo: wiki commons.

Former Afghan Taliban. Photo: wiki commons.

The U.S. government tried to recruit members of the Taliban Five as assets, so they could gather intelligence and the U.S. could influence their future actions, Fox News has learned.

The effort to “flip” the five Taliban leaders into becoming informants, however, didn’t work. A source familiar with the strategy described it as a “total failure.”

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