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Chaos After Soviet Withdrawal Gave Rise To Taliban07:50

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Our five-part series on Afghanistan continues with a look at what happened after Soviet forces pulled out of the country in 1989. Various factions of mujahedeen -- or holy warriors -- took control but then quickly began to fight among themselves. And that continued bloodshed among the warlords gave rise to the radical Taliban movement.

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