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Taliban


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A fundamentalist Muslim movement which in 1996 set up an Islamic state in Afghanistan. The Taliban were overthrown in 2001 by US-led forces and Afghan groups following the terrorist attacks of 11 September. The name comes from Pashto or Dari, from Persian, literally ‘students, seekers of knowledge’.

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