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Taliban

A political movement that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001. When it was in power, the Taliban was noted for brutal treatment of women and for almost entirely wiping out the cultivation of opium, which was until then one of Afghanistan's primary cash crops. It based its teachings and rule on an austere interpretation of Islam combined with Pashto tribal law. In 2001, it was overthrown by the United States and coalition forces. Since 2004, the Taliban has become a major insurgent group in Afghanistan, funded through opium trade.
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But the Taleban is also facing mounting pressure from fighters within its own ranks drawn to the stunningly successful Daesh.
Ambassador to the UAE, Asif Ali Durrani, said the killing of innocents showed the real face of the Taleban.
There have been attempts in the past to rein in Taleban fighters by offering a broad amnesty in exchange for a halt to armed action and recognition of the institutional structure of Afghanistan.
When gun battles erupt, Marines must take cover and ascertain where the Taleban are so they can return fire.
Mottaki complained quite vocally Sunday about the Western powers, saying they were trying to rescue their failed policies in Afghanistan by negotiating with the Taleban.
But this is not a debate about Islam and how the zealots like Taleban are distorting it.
You made a bad choice to join the Taleban and to engage in that effort over there,'' District Judge T.
The Taleban is also considering making all foreign workers sign a letter committing them not to break a list of rules - including a ban on musical instruments and television.
The Taleban have so far not asked for the return of the hijackers but said that they would face seven years in prison if convicted of hijacking in Afghanistan.
Demonstrations against the Taleban were also held in the cities of Mashhad, Arak, and Tabriz, the Islamic Republic News Agency said.
However, political experts believe that the forces' withdrawal would encourage Taleban militants to intensify activities in the already volatile Helmand province.
Kabul: The Taleban have temporarily closed their office in Qatar, where it was hoped peace talks would begin with the US and Afghanistan, an insurgent official said yesterday, blaming "broken promises".