Islamic fundamentalist nationalist movement in Afghanistan which has its roots in neighboring Pakistan.
The Taliban (which translates as “students”) were in power in Afghanistan from 1996-2001 and enforced their strict interpretation of the Sharia law. Since the US-led invasion in 2001 and the toppling of the Taliban regime, the insurgents are again on the rise.
The US has finally announced its "new strategy" for Afghanistan. Some at NATO have applauded the proposals, though Trump's lack of specifics on troops leave NATO insiders and allies still wanting more clarity.
US President Donald Trump warned against a "hasty withdrawal" from Afghanistan while announcing a new strategy for the war-torn country. However, he refused to provide details on the number of additional troops.