The Taliban came to prominence in 1994 during the Afghan Civil War, its ranks composed largely of students, from which the group, many of whom had been mujahideen resistance fighters who had battled occupation by the Soviet Union in the 1980s.
The Taliban was led by Mullah Mohammed Omar and conquered first the province of Herat and then the whole country by September 1996.
The Burhanuddin Rabbani regime and establishing the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.overthrowing
Haibatullah Akhundzada is the current leader of the Taliban.
During the 1990s the Taliba forced women to dress in certain ways and denied them equal rights.
Another major fear is that the country will once again become a training ground for terrorism.
Taliban officials insist that they will fully adhere to the US deal and prevent any group from using Afghan soil as a base for attacks against the US and its allies.
They say they aim only to implement an “Islamic government” and will not pose a threat to any other country.