Taliban

The Taliban or Taleban, who refer to themselves as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, are a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political movement and military organization in Afghanistan currently waging war within that country. Since 2016, the Taliban's leader is Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada. From 1996 to 2001, the Taliban held power over roughly three quarters of Afghanistan, and enforced there a strict interpretation of Sharia, or Islamic law. The Taliban emerged in 1994 as one of the prominent factions in the Afghan Civil War and largely consisted of students from the Pashtun areas of eastern and southern Afghanistan who had been educated in traditional Islamic schools, and fought during the Soviet–Afghan War. Under the leadership of Mohammed Omar, the movement spread throughout most of Afghanistan, sequestering power from the Mujahideen warlords. The totalitarian Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was established in 1996 and the Afghan capital was transferred to Kandahar.

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Taliban in Afghanistan frees two Western prisoners

The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday released American and Australian university professors held hostage for more than three years, officials of the three...

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Taliban Frees American, Australian for 3 Prisoners

The Taliban said it freed on Tuesday an American and an Australian hostage held since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures who were released by...

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Taliban release two Western hostages in Afghanistan

The Taliban handed two Western hostages over to US forces in southern Afghanistan Tuesday, three years after they were abducted, in a swap for three...

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Taliban releases two American University teachers

Two Western university professors have been freed by the Taliban today in exchange for three militant commanders who were released on Monday. The two...

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Taliban releases American and Australian hostages

The Taliban has freed two Western hostages, the American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks, after holding them in captivity for more than three...

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Taliban-U.S. prisoner swap apparently imminent

Three ranking Taliban prisoners released by the Kabul government have arrived in Qatar for an expected swap for an American and an Australian hostage...

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Taliban swap Western hostages for top militants

The Afghan Taliban have freed two Western academics held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three imprisoned senior militants. American Kevin King and...

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Taliban frees an American and an Australian hostage in exchange for three top Taliban figures

The Taliban freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 on Tuesday, in exchange for...

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Taliban target Mattis' plane at Kabul airport; woman killed

The Taliban unleashed a barrage of rockets at the Kabul international airport on Wednesday in a...

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Three Judges Killed at Taliban Checkpoint in Afghanistan, Officials Say

Three judges and a court staffer were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday after Taliban militants stopped their car in the latest attack on the judiciary, officials said. Abdullah ...

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Afghan chief executive slams president's 'wishlist' peace plan

US President Donald Trump in September ended year-long talks with the Taliban amid ongoing insurgent...

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Afghan War Casualty Report: November 2019

The deadliest attack took place Takhar Province, where the Taliban attacked the Charsiha security outpost in Khawaja Bahauddin District, killing eight...

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How the Taliban Won America's Nineteen-Year War

As a supporter of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, I hoped that we Afghans—in addition to ridding Afghanistan of the Taliban menace—would utilize this...

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Maj. Matthew Golsteyn's family reacts to word of potential Trump action, fearing Afghanistan trip

Family members of a decorated Army Green Beret who is charged with premeditated murder in the 2010...

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China to host rare meeting between Afghan govt, Taliban - Times of India

BEIJING: China, seeking to play a greater role in the Afghan peace process, on Monday said it is...

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Captives or Defectors? Taliban Fighters Tell Conflicting Tales

The Afghan military says these Taliban fighters quit to try to save their lives after Afghan forces...

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Afghan president, Chinese FM discuss dialogue with Taliban

Afghan president, Chinese FM discuss planned Beijing meeting about Afghan dialogue that would...

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