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Taliban


The Taliban enforced a strict Muslim code of behavior.
  a fundamentalist Islamic militia; between 1996 and 2001, they took over Afghanistan and set up an Islamic government
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Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda were headquartered in Afghanistan while it was ruled by the Taliban.
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  • The Taliban enforced a strict Muslim code of behavior.
  • Already Laila sees something behind this young girl’s eyes, something deep in her core, that neither Rasheed nor the Taliban will be able to break.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • His face had been blasted by close-range gunfire, in that quaint, old-fashioned way the Taliban have when they find a mortally wounded American.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • I think of Kim chasing Taliban insurgents and ducking flying trees.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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  • Sadly, Maulana Fazlullah, the man who was the head of the Swat Taliban who shot me, is now the head of the whole Pakistan Taliban.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The shot impacts its targets and spins the Taliban runner like a ballerina.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Nearly every dawn, Taliban fighters launched rockets at the outpost.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The conversation inevitably turned to the Taliban.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Eventually, the fighting ended with the arrival of the Taliban, those sharp-faced young men with dark beards, kohl-rimmed eyes, and whips.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • There were gangs in all of the public middle and high schools around Clarkston—Crips, Bloods, even an African American gang that called themselves the Taliban.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • Our infantry division played no role in the overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, a disappointment to everyone in my squad.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Former Taliban fighters renounced violence and the oppression of women after meeting Mortenson and went to work with him peacefully building schools for girls.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Moments later, another passing soldier looked at Zeitoun and muttered "Taliban."
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • It has been in combat in Afghanistan against the Taliban and Pashtun tribesmen.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • They’d been ambushed by the Taliban in Afghanistan; surrounded by hundreds of Taliban fighters, they fought ferociously.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • After the American-backed victory over the Taliban in Afghanistan at the end of 2001, well-meaning aid groups dispatched hardy young Americans to Kabul.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • I think of women naming the atrocities committed against them by the Taliban in Afghanistan or women telling of the systematic rapes during the Bosnian war or just recently in Sri Lanka after the tsunami—women lining up in refugee camps to name their nightmares and losses and needs.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • I don’t know exactly who told you that Taliban are crack mountain fighters, ma’am, but they’re not.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • A split second later comes another run by an even taller, leaner Taliban.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • On the streets, the Taliban walked past me as though I were a grazing cow.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Two years have passed since my book came out, and three years since the October morning when I was shot by the Taliban on a school bus on my way home from class.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • But there are undercurrents of hatred all over the Arab world, and we knew there were many sympathizers with the Muslim extremist fanatics of the Taliban and al Qaeda.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Sadly, Maulana Fazlullah, the man who was the head of the Swat Taliban who shot me, is now the head of the whole Pakistan Taliban.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • This Taliban, like the first, doesn’t even realize he’s dead, because the brain is slow on the uptake in such situations.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The men who were pouring over the western border this year, 1994, as foot soldiers of the force about to take control of Afghanistan, the Taliban.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • By then, the Taliban had been driven out by the Northern Alliance, and the Americans had come to Afghanistan.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • I was shot by a Taliban bullet and was flown out of Pakistan unconscious.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The Taliban aren’t running anymore.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Let’s face it, al Qaeda means "the base," and in return for the Saudi fanatic bin Laden’s money, the Taliban made it all possible.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • "And here I thought the Taliban had left town," Timur says.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The Taliban have never come for a small girl.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Little did we know that years later the same maulana’s organization would become the Swat Taliban.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The year before I was born a group called the Taliban led by a mullah had taken over the country and was burning girls’ schools.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • He said that the Taliban had even banned women from laughing out loud or wearing white shoes, as white was "a color that belonged to men."
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • But the Taliban were right around the corner and were Pashtuns like us.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Our own intelligence service ISI had virtually created the Taliban.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The ISI’s Colonel Imam boasted he had trained 90,000 Taliban fighters and even became Pakistan’s consul general in Herat during the Taliban regime.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The ISI’s Colonel Imam boasted he had trained 90,000 Taliban fighters and even became Pakistan’s consul general in Herat during the Taliban regime.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • But we weren’t exactly cooperating, as the ISI was still arming Taliban fighters and giving their leaders sanctuary in.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Some 12,000 young men from Swat went to help the Taliban.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The MMA government banned CD and DVD shops and wanted to create a morality police like the Afghan Taliban had set up.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Chaman, Zhob, key entry points for the Taliban and for bin Lad-en’s al Qaeda as they fled the American bombs and ground troops.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • There were cells of Taliban warriors just waiting for their chance to strike against the government.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The Taliban wanted power in Afghanistan again; bin Laden’s mob wanted death and destruction of U.S. citizens, uniformed or not.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • A few weeks earlier, in February, the Taliban flatly announced they were increasing their attacks on the government as soon as the weather improved.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • It’s a strange word, Taliban.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • But what does Taliban really stand for?
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The Taliban have been in prominence since 1994.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The Taliban made two major promises which they would carry out once in power: to restore peace and security, and to enforce sharia, or Islamic law.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Once in power, however, the Taliban showed their true colors.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
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