The Taliban is an Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan, supported by regiments of imported fighters from Arab countries and Central Asia and by funding from Saudi Arabia. Although the Taliban received some support from al Qaeda Central Command (AQC), the relationship between the two factions was not as concrete as it was originally assumed. Post 2001After the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Taliban were overthrown by the American-led invasion of Afghanistan. Later it regrouped as an insurgency movement to fight the American-backed Karzai administration and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), conducting low-intensity warfare against the Afghan National Security Forces and their NATO trainers.Map: Taliban / IEA controlled areas March 2017 KEY: Green= 100% Taliban control; Red = 70-95% control; Black = 45-65% controlAlliesRegional countries, particularly Pakistan and Iran, are often accused for funding and…
Taliban / Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA)
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