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Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan

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Taliban: Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan
The Taliban or Taleban, who refer to themselves as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), are a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political movement and military organization in Afghanistan currently waging war within that country. Since 2016, the Taliban's leader is Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada. The leadership is based in Quetta, Pakistan.

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U.S. air strikes kill a dozen Afghans, battle intensifies in Taliban strongholds

U.S. air strikes in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz killed about a dozen civilians on Saturday, local officials said, as battle intensified there and in southern Helmand province.
Reuters - Published

U.S. envoy to Afghanistan to brief counterparts on peace effort

The U.S. special representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, will meet with Chinese, Russian and European Union diplomats on Afghanistan on Thursday as he tries to forge a peace deal with the..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Taliban

Two US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan Identified [Video]Two US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan Identified

According to NATO Resolute Support, the two were conducting an operation when they were killed Friday.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Two US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan [Video]Two US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan

According to NATO Resolute Support, the two were conducting an operation when they were killed Friday.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

The long Afghan war takes a toll on children [Video]The long Afghan war takes a toll on children

In a country where half the population is younger than 15, Afghanistan's 17-year war has arguably hit children the hardest. Twelve-year-old Zabiullah Mujahed hustles every day to shine shoes, one of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Afghan women's orchestra braves to play [Video]Afghan women's orchestra braves to play

Zohra orchestra is an all-female group from Afghanistan currently playing in Britain. They fear U.S. peace talks with the Taliban could bring the group back in to power and once again deprive their..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Al Jazeera's Diplomatic Editor James Bays on the US-Taliban talks. [Video]Al Jazeera's Diplomatic Editor James Bays on the US-Taliban talks.

Al Jazeera's Diplomatic Editor James Bays on the US-Taliban talks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:32Published

Disputed claims as US air raids kills 11 in Afghanistan's Ghazni [Video]Disputed claims as US air raids kills 11 in Afghanistan's Ghazni

The US has conducted a series of air attacks against Taliban fighters, but elders and local officials say they killed 35 civilians.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:53Published

US-Taliban Peace Talks Produce 2 Draft Agreements [Video]US-Taliban Peace Talks Produce 2 Draft Agreements

​U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said negotiators drafted two potential agreements on counterterrorism assurances and troop withdrawal.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Rocket attack at former Afghan president Karzai rally [Video]Rocket attack at former Afghan president Karzai rally

A live camera crew at a Kabul political rally records fleeing crowds and confusion as multiple rocket strikes landed nearby. At least one person was killed and several wounded. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

All Troops Could Pull Out Of Afghanistan In 3-5 Years [Video]All Troops Could Pull Out Of Afghanistan In 3-5 Years

The U.S. is in peace talks with the Taliban. The goal is to pull out of Afghanistan while ensuring the country doesn't become a terrorist safe haven.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Afghanistan war: Women voice concern at conference [Video]Afghanistan war: Women voice concern at conference

As the US and the Taliban negotiate peace, the Afghan women are refusing to be left behind.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Afghans follow peace talks with Taliban closely [Video]Afghans follow peace talks with Taliban closely

After 17 years of war, people wonder what is being debated or agreed upon on their behalf.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:03Published

Afghan forces prepare to reclaim lost territory from Taliban [Video]Afghan forces prepare to reclaim lost territory from Taliban

Depleted but not defeated, the Afghan army prepares for an offensive to recapture territory from the Taliban.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:55Published

Saudi Crown Prince signs $20 billion in agreements with Pakistan [Video]Saudi Crown Prince signs $20 billion in agreements with Pakistan

Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in a red carpet welcome before overseeing the historical deal. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

U.S. may trim over 1,000 troops from Afghanistan: general [Video]U.S. may trim over 1,000 troops from Afghanistan: general

Even before any peace push-related drawdowns, the U.S. military is expected to trim troop levels in Afghanistan as part of an efficiency drive by the new commander, a U.S. general told Reuters on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

U.S. Tightens Its Belt In Afghanistan [Video]U.S. Tightens Its Belt In Afghanistan

According to Reuters, a U.S. general told Reuters on Friday that even before any peace push-related drawdowns, the U.S. military is expected to trim troop levels in Afghanistan as part of an efficiency..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

India PM blames Pakistan for worst Kashmir attack in decades [Video]India PM blames Pakistan for worst Kashmir attack in decades

India's government says it has "incontrovertible evidence" that a suicide bombing that killed 44 security forces in Kashmir -- the worst attack in decades -- involved rival Pakistan. Michelle Hennessy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:19Published

Afghan interpreters plead with UK government for asylum [Video]Afghan interpreters plead with UK government for asylum

Hunted by the Taliban, Al Jazeera hears from Afghan interpreters who live in fear because they worked with British soldiers.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:24Published

The Pentagon's Acting Chief Has Arrived in Afghanistan Amid a Push for Peace [Video]The Pentagon's Acting Chief Has Arrived in Afghanistan Amid a Push for Peace

The Pentagon’s top official made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday to meet with U.S. commanders and Afghan leaders amid a push for peace with the Taliban.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:30Published

Afghan president offers Taliban local office [Video]Afghan president offers Taliban local office

Ashraf Ghani said he was willing to 'sacrifice my head' for peace in Afghanistan. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Afghan Taliban Says No Date Yet For U.S. Troops Drawdown [Video]Afghan Taliban Says No Date Yet For U.S. Troops Drawdown

According to Reuters, a Taliban official said that no timetable had been agreed with the U.S. government for the partial withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, and that negotiations were still..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

Taliban Says U.S. Promised To Cut Troops In Afghanistan By April [Video]Taliban Says U.S. Promised To Cut Troops In Afghanistan By April

A Taliban official said the United States had promised to withdraw half of its troops from Afghanistan by the end of April. But a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said Washington had “not agreed to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Mixed feelings in Afghanistan over US-Taliban talks [Video]Mixed feelings in Afghanistan over US-Taliban talks

Peace talks between the US and the Taliban have stirred up mixed feelings among Afghans.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

Trump looks to bring troops home [Video]Trump looks to bring troops home

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was holding "constructive talks" with groups in Afghanistan, including the Taliban, and would be able to reduce the U.S. troop presence and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:47Published

Fears a deal with the Taliban will affect Afghan women's rights [Video]Fears a deal with the Taliban will affect Afghan women's rights

Many Afghan women think a deal between the US and the Taliban will limit their rights.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published

U.S. Sees Contours of Peace Accord With Taliban to End War In Afghanistan [Video]U.S. Sees Contours of Peace Accord With Taliban to End War In Afghanistan

According to Reuters, the United States and the Taliban have sketched the outlines for an eventual peace accord to end 17 years of war in Afghanistan. U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

 

U.S. freezes out top Afghan official in peace talks feud: sources

In fallout from a feud over U.S.-Taliban peace talks, a senior U.S. diplomat has told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that U.S. officials will no longer deal with his national security adviser, four..
Reuters - Published

Taliban captures 50 border police as fighting intensifies in western Afghanistan

At least 50 members of the Afghan security forces have surrendered to the Taliban in a fight for control of Afghanistan's western province of Badghis, local officials said.
Reuters - Published

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