Saturday, July 23, 2011 – In a new book written by a famous has said that France has widely been engaged in espionage in Afghanistan.
According to a French Radio website, the newly published book by Jean-Christopher Notin is titled “France’s Covert War in Afghanistan.”
The source further added, the book has also revealed influence of French spies among the Taliban.
Quoted by the French Radio website, the book writes, France had provided insurgents in Afghanistan with anti-tank missiles in 1995 and 2001 and thus increased its influence among the Taliban.
The book reported said, “France increased its spy activities in Afghanistan in 1995 and sent some of its spies to work among terrorist groups after the terrorist attack on Paris metro which killed 8 people. It also trained some of the insurgents in Paris. In 1980, 1995 and 2001 France sent 2km range anti-tank missiles to insurgents and eventually it could increase its influence among the Taliban.”
Author of the book also claims that French spies have access to much more information in Afghanistan than Americans.
It further added, once Americans had taken satellite photos of a camp where chemical weapons were made, but France was able to get pictures from inside the camp.
The book also states, the Taliban, in 2001, had proposed to France to take Osama Bin Laden to Paris, but France ignored the request as the US-led invasion of Afghanistan took place.