Taliban

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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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Is the end game of the Taliban is to pave way to attain their ultimate goal of converting Pakistan into a Talibanized island that is cut off from the rest of the world?
Withdrawal of US/NATO forces from Afghanistan-US and Karzai government's inability to bring Taliban on dialogue table -discussions of proxy war situation in Afghanistan - continuation of drone policy as Washington's effective tool has left Pakistan terribly Talibanized.