Islamist organization in Afghanistan (founded 1994)

The Taliban, which also refers to itself by the name of its state, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a Deobandi-Pashtun Islamic fundamentalist, militant Islamist, and jihadist political movement in Afghanistan. It ruled approximately three-quarters of the country from 1996โ€“2001, before being overthrown following the United States invasion. It recaptured Kabul on 15 August 2021 after years of insurgency, and currently controls all of the country.

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The Taliban have ordered all Afghan women to wear the all-covering burka in public.
1 week ago • Sky News

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