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Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 3: Taliban

Season 05  Episode 3

Although the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan was over, the country fell into chaos. Ethnic groups and Mujahideen factions continued fighting and so, the war entered a new, more ruthless phase: the Civil War. At the same time, with the support of Pakistan and the blessing of the clergy, the Taliban emerged and triumphed. The movement transformed Afghanistan into a laboratory for a new type of Islamic state and the training ground for Osama bin Laden's terrorist network under their rule.

PART 3: TALIBAN features Shukria Barakzai, who taught in a clandestine school for girls; Heela Najibullah, the daughter of the last communist president of Afghanistan; and Nadia Ghulam, a girl who pretended to be a boy to feed her family during the Taliban era.

Narrated by author Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner).