Life under the Taliban - Insights before they seized power | DW Documentary

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After the withdrawal of international troops, the Taliban swiftly seized control of Afghanistan. Just a few months prior, a team of journalists had the opportunity to film in a village already under Taliban control. At that time, the Islamist fundamentalist group controlled almost half of the country. They especially had a firm grip on rural areas. Without the support of the US military, the Afghan army had little chance of stopping the Taliban's advance. Even then, the Taliban’s return to power was inevitable. In the regions where they ruled as a kind of parallel government, the Taliban dictated the details of people's daily lives, from how they sold food to how often they prayed. The Taliban regularly decreed new laws and bans in accordance with Sharia law, their strict interpretation of what the Quran defines as a pious life. The film offers insights into the period before the Taliban took power in Afghanistan and foreshadows future developments in this war-torn country. #documentary #Afghanistan #dwdocumentary ______ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch top documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to: ⮞ DW Documentary (English): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumentary ⮞ DW Documental (Spanish): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumental ⮞ DW Documentary (Arabic): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocarabia ⮞ DW Doku (German): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH1kA4LQsyjKeW0mPLOAdGQ ⮞ DW Documentary (Hindi): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC46ccgpPJK-3wLzzQrLGtSg For more visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Follow DW Documentary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Follow DW Documental on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwdocumental We kindly ask viewers to read and stick to the DW netiquette policy on our channel: https://p.dw.com/p/MF1G
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