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El gráfico muestra seis miembros clave del Talibán.
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Quén es quién en el Talibán

By Duncan Mil

August 16, 2021 - Cofundado por los mulás Mohammed Omar y Abdul Ghani Baradar en 1994, el Talibán surge del caos de la guerra civil. Después de la invasión soviética de Afgaistán en 1979, una guerra de guerrillas de una década de duración atrajo a rebeldes “muyaidines" de todo el mundo islámico -- incluido el yihadista saudí 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.

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