Can the Taliban govern? But others in the movement might see those ties as too risky, as those ties ultimately dislodged the Taliban from power.
In October 2001, the United States, with allies including the Afghan , invaded Afghanistan and routed the Taliban regime.
Admiral Mike Mullen said the US and allies "underestimated the impact of what a corrupt government does.
Most of them hail from the Pakistani side of the Af-Pak border regions.
Many experts said the Taliban political leadership ultimately may make some overtures to appease the international community — like leave some media organizations open, or allow younger girls to attend schools — but there is reason to question how serious this commitment is.
The images of him circulating the internet appear to be years old.
About 90,000 Afghans, including , were trained by Pakistan's ISI during the 1980s.
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