Al-Qaeda, Taliban and the history of the Mujahideen
Published date: 6 September 2021 17:58 BST | Last update: 1 year 8 months ago
Al-Qaeda and the Taliban were both born out of the fight against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, which attracted hundreds of young idealistic men from across the Muslim world eager to join the frontline
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