Taliban / Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA)

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.   As of August 2021, the Taliban has established 13 committees, including military, intelligence, economic and political.Post 2020Under US President Donald Trump the United States began negotiations with the IEA to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan.  President Joe Biden announced after election that he too intended to honor the peace negotiations despite that the official federal Afghan government had not been a part of the peace deal.  As US troops began withdraw summer of 2021, Taliban fighters swiftly took over the nation as of 15 August 2021, Kabul fell to IEA without fight.…

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