Music and mafia: life under Afghanistan’s neo-Taliban (AFP) – 37th Edition

File photo of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan posing with their weapons on a hillside at Maydan Shahr in Wardak province, west of Kabul. Driven out of power in Kabul at the end of 2001, the Taliban returned in the province of the Wardak in 2005, taking advantage of the vacuum that the government and its foreign allies never managed to fill.(AFP/File)AFP – A more liberal Taliban group in one Afghan province has stopped arresting women without burkas and is allowing some music, representing a new generation of militants, locals say.

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