Taliban victory: A likely boost for Islamist extremists in the Middle East
18 August 2021 | 10:23 am
The Taliban's victory in Afghanistan could raise the morale of various Islamist extremist groups. Analysts believe that this will lead to new alliances and an increased danger of terrorist attacks.
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