- a Muslim fundamentalist group in Afghanistan.
Examples from the Web for taliban
Al Qaeda has never managed to carve out a large chunk of real estate to call its own—in Afghanistan it was a guest of the Taliban.ISIS’s Futile Quest to Go Legit
January 5, 2015
He and other Taliban sources claim that in Karachi as many as 50 to 60 Taliban are given summary executions each month.
Can someone aged seven or 11 become a member of al Qaeda and the Taliban?
“This is a result of the war the United States started against innocent Muslims and Taliban,” says Jamal.
Which does she find scarier—the Aussie tabloids or Taliban marauders?CNN's Overnight Sydney Star
December 16, 2014
The leadership of al Qaeda has great influence in Afghanistan and supports the Taliban regime in controlling most of that country.
The first to see our determination were the Taliban, who made Afghanistan the primary training base of al Qaeda killers.
The first to see our determination were the Taliban, who made Afghanistan the primary training base of al-Qaida killers.
We've seen Afghans emerge from the tyranny of the Taliban and choose a new president and a new parliament.
Taleban or Talibaan
- (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
Word Origin and History for taliban
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.