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Financing the Taliban, how the world’s most infamous terrorist organisation funds itself

By Elizabeth Hearst for AMLi

Nearly twenty years ago US armed forces invaded Afghanistan, promising to rid the country of the much-feared Taliban, an Islamic terrorist organisation.

The Afghan war is estimated to have cost more than 200,000 lives, further savaged Afghanistan’s economy and cost the United States nearly a Trillion dollars.

In February 2020, the President Trump administration and the Taliban signed a peace agreement, which included provisions for the withdrawal of all remaining US troops from the country.

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