Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
|Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan|
|Head of the Supreme Council|
|- 1996–2001||Mohammed Omar|
|Historical era||Post-Cold War
War on Terror
|- Established||27 September 1996|
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan  was the name the Taliban used for Afghanistan when they controlled it. This was from 1996 until 2001, when the United States took over from the Taliban. The Taliban never controlled all of Afghanistan. The United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan (the Northern Alliance) controlled a small part of the country in the north.
References[change | change source]
- Directorate of Intelligence (2001). "CIA -- The World Factbook -- Afghanistan" (mirror). Retrieved 2008-03-07.
note - the self-proclaimed Taliban government refers to the country as Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
- Marcin, Gary (1998). "The Taliban". King's College. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
- Map of areas controlled in Afghanistan '96