News - Afghanistan
The Resolute Support Mission (RSM) commander, General John Campbell, has reportedly met with a former Jihadi commander, Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf, over the security situation of Afghanistan.
Gen. Campbell is seen meeting with Sayyaf in pictures posted on a Facebook page attributed to Sayyaf, the former warlord.
In addition, a source - who attended the meeting - told TOLOnews on condition of anonymity that Gen. Campbell asked Sayyaf at the meeting to increase his cooperation with the National Unity Government (NUG).
According to the source, the foreign troops' commander believes Afghanistan's current situation is unsatisfactory; therefore, he wants influential figures to cooperate with the NUG – which took power last year in September.
Sources close to Sayyaf confirmed the meeting. But RSM has not yet commented in this respect.
Meanwhile, reports stated that former President Hamid Karzai – who was recently accused of trying to derail the government – also met with Sayyaf during Eid Days.
Sayyaf was a former Jihadi commander who was well known for fighting the Soviet troops in Afghanistan.