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Taliban

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Inside Taliban sucide training

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Who are Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, the terrorist militants behind the Peshawar school massacre?

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Afghanistan: Taliban Leader announces Terrorist group spring offensive

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James Foley’s murder ignites debate over terrorist negotiations

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Terror in Africa: Fighting extremists

The Taliban, alternatively spelled Taleban, which refers to itself as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), is a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan currently waging war within that country. Since 2016, the Taliban's leader is Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada.