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Grafik zeigt sechs der wichtigsten Mitglieder der Taliban.


Who’s who bei den Taliban

By Duncan Mil

August 16, 2021 - Gemeinsame Gründung von Mullah Mohammed Omar und Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in 1994, tauchten die Taliban aus dem Chaos des Bürgerkriegs auf. Nach der Invasion der Sowjetunion 1997 in Afghanistan, hat ein zehnjähriger Guerillakrieg die "Mudschahedin" Rebellen aus der ganzen islamischen Welt angezogen -- auch den Saudi Jihadisten Osama bin Laden.

Backed by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, the Taliban seized power in 1996. Mullah Omar imposed a ruthless brand of Sharia (Islamic law), with public executions, amputation for those found guilty of theft, and the brutal oppression of women.

Mullah Omar grants sanctuary to bin Laden and his followers in 1998. The same year, Al Qaeda attacks against United States Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania killed 224 people.

Al Qaeda attacked the American destroyer USS Cole in 2000, killing 17 U.S. sailors. Still, it took the 9/11 attacks, which killed 2,977 people in the United States, to trigger the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan.

PUBLISHED: 16/08/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press, FBI