The Taliban is a Sunni Islamist organization that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001.
Comprised of committed fundamentalist insurgents originating in the Frontier Tribal Areas of Pakistan, The Taliban are currently engaged in a protracted guerrilla war against the current government of Afghanistan, allied NATO forces participating in Operation Enduring Freedom, and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.
They received training and arms from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia as well as other Middle Eastern countries who had been recruited by the U.S. to thwart the Soviet invasion of this region.
Region: Middle East
Weapons: RPG-7 Rocket Launcher, PMN Mine, Bayonet, AK-47 Assault Rifle
Reign: Present Day