Real Life DetailsEditThe Taliban is an Afghan Islamic militia (an unofficial armed group in a war). It also made a government for five years, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. It was formed in 1994 in south Afghanistan and was helped by Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. When the Taliban ruled in Afghanistan (1996-2001), it put in place one of the most extreme types of Islamic law (Shari'ah) in the Muslim world. Most criticism of the Taliban came from important Muslim scholars.They became known around the world for their bad treatment of women.
Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, the United States overthrew the Taliban government for not sending Osama bin Laden and several al-Qaidamembers to the American government. The American government said that these people did the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington, but the Taliban asked for proof of this rather than handing them over.
The Taliban is still fighting the US and the Afghan government in parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
In Game DetailsEdit
The Taliban is a OPFOR, insurgent faction, only found on Insurgency maps. This faction uses mostly old Soviet weapons combined with combat vehicles created by modifiying civillian vehicles.
- Small Arms
- Grenades and Launchers
- M83 Smoke
- RDG-2 Smoke
- AN/M14 Incendiary
- F-1 Fragmentation
- RKG-3 AT Grenade
- GP-25 Grenade Launcher
- Man Portable Anti-Vehicle Weapons
- SPG-9 Recoiless Rifle
- TM-62 Anti-Tank Mine
- F-1 Grenade Trap
- MON-50 Anti-Personnel Mine
- Artilliary IED
- Ground Vehicles
- Kokan (Taliban vs USA)
- Korengal Valley (Taliban vs USA)
- Lashkar Valley (Taliban vs Germany)
- Operation Archer (Taliban vs Canada)