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Almost 15 years after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, the Taliban is making a resurgence. So how did the extremist group survive?
The Taliban in Afghanistan
"The Taliban is a predominantly Pashtun, Islamic fundamentalist group that ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, when a U.S.-led invasion toppled the regime for providing refuge to al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden."
The ISI and Terrorism: Behind the Accusations
"Pakistan's military intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), has long faced accusations of meddling in the affairs of its neighbors."
After Losing Province in 2010, Afghan Taliban Strike Back
"A sudden Taliban offensive in the southern province of Kandahar in recent days has led to some of the heaviest protracted fighting there in years, officials said on Sunday."
Afghanistan says Taliban leader dead, urges peace talks
"Afghanistan said on Wednesday that Mullah Omar, the elusive leader of the Taliban movement fighting to topple the government, died more than two years ago."
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