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 International Criminal Court's prosecutor has requested a full investigation in Afghanistan. US and Afghan military personnel could be indicted, along with Taliban members, for committing crimes against humanity.
The Taliban wanted to kill all the employees of her TV station. Reporter Shakila Ebrahimkhil was threatened by the terrorist group and had to flee. In Afghanistan, she was admired for her brave reporting, but in Germany she had to start from scratch.