A NATO commander on Wednesday attempted to downplay the importance of a leaked classified document alleging Pakistan's military was supporting Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.
"The document may provide some level of representative sampling of the Taliban opinions and ideals but it is clearly their opinions and should be not used as any interpretation of campaign progress," Lieutenant Commander Brian Badura told dpa.
The secret NATO document alleged that Pakistan's intelligence service has close ties to the Taliban in Afghanistan, including the whereabouts of its leaders, according to a BBC report.
"The classified document in question is a compilation of Taliban detainees' opinions and ideals based on their comments while in detention," Badura said.
"It is important that this context be understood and extremely important not to draw conclusions based on Taliban comments or musings."