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n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A fundamentalist Muslim group of Afghanistan and western Pakistan, known for its military and paramilitary activities.

[Pashto tālibān, pl. of tālib, student, from Persian, from Arabic, seeker, student, from ṭalaba, to seek; see ṭlb in Semitic roots.]
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(ˈtælɪbæn) ,




(Islam) (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 resistance continues, esp in the south
[C20: from Arabic tāliban seekers]
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Noun1.Taliban - a fundamentalist Islamic militia; in 1995 the Taliban militia took over Afghanistan and in 1996 took Kabul and set up an Islamic government; "the Taliban enforced a strict Muslim code of behavior"
religious movement - a movement intended to bring about religious reforms
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A. NPL the Talibanlos talibanes
B. ADJtalibán/ana
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ntaliban(e) m/f, Taliban(e) m/f
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nTaliban f
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Joseph Dunford said that if the US reaches an agreement with Taliban movement in the future and the security environment changes, "then obviously our posture may adjust." Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US is not seeking a permanent military presence in Afghanistan as the US and Taliban are close to finalizing a peace agreement.
The Amir also discussed with Trump the developments of peace talks between the United States and the Afghan Taliban movement held recently in Doha.
In any guerilla war that depends on the willing participation of highly committed volunteers - like the Taliban movement - a ceasefire can lead to the termination of the conflict at the expense of the core objectives of the movement.
Meanwhile, the Qatari capital Doha is hosting a two-day conference between the Taliban movement and Afghan politicians, in order to reach an end of the 18-year war in Afghanistan.
"Both we and the Chinese are certainly interested in the immediate success of the US talks with the Taliban movement, five rounds of which were held in Doha.
The United States and the Taliban movement have been engaged in talks on the possible withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.
The talks were chaired by Special Envoy of the Foreign Minister for Counterterrorism and Mediation in Conflict Resolution, HE Dr Mutlaq bin Majid al Qahtani, the Deputy Commander of the Taliban Movement for Political Affairs-Head of Taliban Political Office, Mulla Abdul Ghani Berader and the US Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad.
8 (Saba) - The Afghan army has managed to eliminate the head of intelligence of the Taliban movement called Mullah Ahmed in air raid on the state of Helmand, southwest of the country.
Now they are officially declared as members of the Qatar-based political council and would represent Taliban movement in peace talks with the foreign leaders,' said a member of the Taliban political office in Qatar.
Mullah Baradar co-founded the Taliban movement with Mullah Omar and was a prominent member of the Taliban government before it was toppled in October 2001.
KABUL -- Pakistan embassy in Kabul on Sunday confirmed the release of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the co-founder of the Taliban movement and Mullah Abdul Samad Sani, also called Samad Sani, a Taliban commander.