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DECLASSIFIED UK: MARGARET THATCHER’S SUPPORT FOR AFGHAN JIHADISTS COVERED UP BY UK CENSORS

A COLD WAR-ERA FILE ON MARGARET THATCHER’S SUPPORT FOR THE AFGHAN MUJAHIDEEN IS BEING CENSORED BY TODAY’S BRITISH GOVERNMENT, DECLASSIFIED HAS FOUND. THE PAPERS COULD DETAIL SECRET UK SUPPORT FOR AFGHAN FUNDAMENTALISTS WHO WERE LATER DESIGNATED AS TERRORISTS FOR BACKING AL-QAEDA AND THE TALIBAN.
Thatcher’s Downing Street dossier on “Aid to the Afghanistan resistance movement” is being retained by Whitehall’s Cabinet Office despite becoming eligible for release to the National Archives under the 30-year rule.

Thatcher’s team compiled the file from July 1981 to January 1990 during her time as prime minister when she oversaw a decade of covert British support to Afghans fighting against Soviet occupation.

Another six files on Afghanistan from that period are being hidden by Britain’s Foreign Office, which refuses to even disclose the document names, listing them on a database as “Title Withheld”.

The censored papers could contain embarrassing details of Thatcher’s support for Afghan mujahideen leaders, some of whom went on to be designated as terrorists by the US for backing al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

The cover-up comes on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 as President Joe Biden orders the FBI to release files that may detail Saudi Arabia’s role in the horrific terrorist attack. His move follows calls for transparency over the hijackers’ connections to the House of Saud.

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