from the capture of a Taliban senior manager indicates that global
guerrillas and their local proxies are still well financed.
Afghanistan's bazaar is alive and growing.
General Khan said that the notebook Mujahid carried showed that
in the month of June alone, Mujahid had distributed $1.8 million to
Taliban fighters and sympathizers for buying weapons and other
supplies. “It shows the large sums of money the Taliban receive from
their sponsors, which include al Qaeda,” said Khan. “Taliban fighters
are being paid large sums to carry out attacks,” he added. [John Robb's Weblog]