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  1. Taliban, Talebannoun

    a fundamentalist Islamic militia; in 1995 the Taliban militia took over Afghanistan and in 1996 took Kabul and set up an Islamic government

    "the Taliban enforced a strict Muslim code of behavior"


  1. Talibannoun

    A Taliban militia.

  2. Talibannoun

    A member of the Taliban movement or its militia.

  3. Talibannoun

    A Sunni Islamic student movement in Afghanistan; organized in 1994 by the radical mullah "Mohammad Omar"

  4. Etymology: From ("students" or "seekers"), a Pashto plural of Arabic ("seeker", "student").


  1. taliban

    The Taliban, which means "students" in the Pashtic language, is a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political movement and military organization in Afghanistan, currently holding power in the country. Founded in the early 1990s, the Taliban emerged from the Pakistani-sponsored madrassas during the Afghan civil war. It ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, enforcing a strict form of Sharia law. The group is known for its harsh treatment of women and its destruction of cultural artifacts. Following the 2001 US-led invasion, they became an insurgent group and regained control of Afghanistan in 2021 after the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Taliban in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Taliban in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Taliban in a Sentence

  1. James Jeffrey:

    They are certainly going to try. Unfortunately, once again we’ve put a deadline at the end of 2016 for the withdrawal of all remaining U.S. forces … Taliban will then try to sweep things up after then.

  2. Abdul Rahman Sarjang:

    The Taliban are putting all their efforts in, we have received some reinforcements and we will get more soon.

  3. Ahmad Sahil:

    The Taliban who knew Kunduz left the city already, but many foreign fighters could not flee and are hiding in people's homes in some parts of the city centre and are still resisting.

  4. Javid Faisal:

    We ask the Taliban to not sabotage the process by making excuses now.

  5. Michael Kugelman:

    We shouldn't overstate the importance of this letter. It may be a case of the Taliban trying to earn some legitimacy and goodwill by playing the role of good guy and proposing nonviolent solutions, at the end of the day, The Taliban has no incentive to propose talks unless it's starting to feel major pressure on the battlefield. Though U.S. forces have ramped up their fight, I think it's too early for The Taliban to suddenly conclude it's not worth fighting anymore. Michael Kugelman said the Taliban offer could nonetheless be useful to the President Trump administration. Even if the letter is just a bluff, and I assume it is, the White House can say - Look, our strategy is already paying off. A spate of bombings last month in Kabul fueled anger against The Taliban across the country, and prompted the President Trump administration to close the doors for peace talks with the Islamic insurgents. Taliban fighters( Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) But The Taliban knows President Trump does n’t want the U.S. to be in Special Representative for Afghanistan. The Taliban will be banking on the belief the U.S. and the West have lost the will to remain there. US ADDING AIR POWER, INTELLIGENCE GATHERING IN AFGHANISTAN US AND PAKISTAN CLASH AT United Nations ' OVER Special Representative for Afghanistan In a recent visit to eastern Special Representative for Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, who commands the U.S. and NATO’s Resolute Support mission in the Special Representative for Afghanistan, said the intensified U.S. offensive is producing results.

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