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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Should the conflict spread into a "Talibanized" Pakistan, bin Laden would have access to as many as 30 tactical nuclear warheads, each with a power roughly two and a half times that of the Hiroshima bombs.
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It was alleged that Pakistan wanted to create a Talibanized belt' to keep pressure on any pro-India regime in Afghanistan and to keep US and allies troops dependent on Pakistani goodwill.
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?
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