Taliban forces take control of key district in Afghanistan's Helmand province

December 21, 2015 10:33 AM

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Taliban forces take control of key district in Afghanistan's Helmand province

The state of the Taliban in Afghanistan

The Taliban, a Sunni Islamist organization operating primarily in Afghanistan and Pakistan, was formed in 1994. It was led by Mullah Mohammed Omar, a veteran of the Afghan mujahedeen that fought invading Soviets from 1979-1989. Omar, seen here in an undated video image, died in April 2013, according...

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