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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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Credibility of a person who has been under detention becomes questionable and I don't think Mullah Baradar can make a difference even if were able to reintegrate into the Taliban movement," the former ambassador commented.
The first involves a description of the underlying history of Afghanistan and Central Asia that gave rise to the Taliban movement and limited its effectiveness as an "Afghan" or a distinctly Pashtun initiative.
The chief of district police, Wali Dad, said that Australian soldiers had beaten the Afghan guards after vociferous clashes in a military camp in Orkazan district and that the angered guards set the security towers afire and joined the Taliban movement, and carried weapons and ammunitions with them.
He was responsible for the Taliban movement coming to power in 1996, with the support of Pakistani intelligence, which offered him the seat of power in Kabul after the "invasions" of New York and Washington on September 11th.
Kandahar is the provincial capital of Kandahar province, the spiritual birthplace of the Taliban movement.
Qureshi anticipated the death of Mehsud would leave a void in the Taliban movement that could lead to divisions.
He specifically threatened to target Baitullah Mahsud, the self-declared commander of PakistanCOs Taliban movement, who has boasted of sending fighters into Afghanistan.
The extremist Taliban movement claimed responsibility for the attack which they said showed their ability to strike "wherever we want to" but saw three gunmen shot dead by security forces, the defence ministry said.
Iran now has the opportunity to benefit from the defeat of the Taliban movement in Afghanistan and from the ouster of Saddam Hussein, if US President George W.
But support for his Taliban movement melted under US air strikes and he has been on the run since Kandahar surrendered.
Pakistan is the aggressive chapandaz whose pact with the extremist Taliban movement threatens the interests of the other players.
Reaping the Whirlwind: The Taliban Movement in Afghanistan by Michael Griffin Pluto.