a Muslim fundamentalist group in Afghanistan.
(in Afghanistan) a fundamentalist Islamic army: in 1996 it defeated the ruling mujaheddin factions and seized control of the country; overthrown in 2001 by US-led forces, although reistance continues, esp in the south
verb 1. (transitive) to make (an organization) resemble the Taliban or portray (an organization) as being like the Taliban, in that it is seen to restrict personal freedom and punish opposition ruthlessly
- Taliban movement
Taliban movement definition A body of Islamic fundamentalist students who rose to power in 1996 in Afghanistan. By 1998, the Taliban controlled about ninety percent of the country and imposed harsh Islamic law, including strict codes of behavior. In the wake of the September 11 attacks, the United States attacked the Taliban, which was believed […]
noun 1. Wade-Giles. Dalian.
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