According to the UN Security Council, the Taliban had earned $ 400 million in drug money last year, accounting for about half of the total rebel income.This year, they had produced the most opium in its history – about 9,000 tons, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said a few days ago. Kari Yusuf Ahmadi, a spokesman for the Taliban, rejected these claims and says there are no drug factories.
In addition to the opposing parts, US forces bombed several factories for drug production in Afghanistan. “The attacks were aimed at sources of funding for the Taliban,” said General John Nicholson, adding that such attacks would continue.
A joint operation with Afghan forces was conducted last night in the southern province of Helmand, which is besides being the center for drug production, is also the largest Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan President’s Office reported that eight drug processing plants were destroyed in Helmand!