Hikmatullah Shadman started working for American Special Forces teams in 2002 after the invasion that toppled the Taliban.
On the contrary, they have lost control of former Taliban strongholds.
He also wanted to test all possible waters for talks with the Taliban, just in case.
The Taliban are now “closer to the harbor of victory,” he proclaimed in measured rhetoric.
An active Taliban operative and former senior official agrees.
The Taliban claimed girls education in the region was “western” and against Islam.
The first to see our determination were the Taliban, who made Afghanistan the primary training base of al Qaeda killers.
We've seen Afghans emerge from the tyranny of the Taliban and choose a new president and a new parliament.
The first to see our determination were the Taliban, who made Afghanistan the primary training base of al-Qaida killers.
The leadership of al Qaeda has great influence in Afghanistan and supports the Taliban regime in controlling most of that country.
Sunni fundamentalist movement in Afghanistan, Pashto plural of Arabic tālib "student;" so called because it originated among students in Pakistani religious schools. Group formed c.1993. Often incorrectly treated as singular in English.