from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fundamentalist Muslim group that controlled much of Afghanistan from 1995 until U.S. military intervention in 2001.
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- proper n. A Sunni Islamic student movement in Afghanistan; organized in 1994 by the radical mullah "Mohammad Omar"
- n. A Taliban militia.
- n. A member of the Taliban movement or its militia.
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- n. a fundamentalist Islamic militia; in 1995 the Taliban militia took over Afghanistan and in 1996 took Kabul and set up an Islamic government
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PETER MARSDEN, AUTHOR, "THE TALIBAN: WAR, RELIGION AND THE NEW ORDER IN AFGHANISTAN": Iran may intentionally be sending young men back, in the hope that they will then be recruited by the Taliban.
AHMED RASHID, AUTHOR, "TALIBAN: ISLAM, OIL AND THE NEW GREAT GAME IN CENTRAL ASIA": It's very similar to what has been going on -- or what was going on in the early period of the Taliban rule in Afghanistan.
The taliban - or people indistinguishable from the Taliban - is back in control of huge portions of the country.
JOHN WALKER, TALIBAN FIGHTER: I was a student in Pakistan studying Islam and I came into contact with many people who were connected with the Taliban.
JOHN WALKER, AMERICAN TALIBAN FIGHTER: The Taliban have separate branches in the army.
JOHN WALKER, TALIBAN FIGHTER: I was a student in Pakistan, studying Islam and I came in to contact with many people who were connected with the Taliban.
JOHN WALKER, AMERICAN TALIBAN FIGHTER: I was a student in Pakistan studying Islam and I came into contact with many people who were connected with the Taliban.
U.S. policy talks a big game about reconciling with the "small t taliban," but our conflation of the Taliban and al Qaeda blocks any serious attempt at a political settlement.
REINTEGRATING TALIBAN The Afghan government has recently refocused its efforts on reintegrating Taliban fighters back into Afghan society, targeting low-level militants who can be lured with jobs, cash and development projects for their communities.