Cycle of Violence (02:50)
NATO, American, and British forces are withdrawing from Kabul and the Taliban's influence in Afghanistan is growing. Nagieb Khaja reported from Afghanistan for the past ten years. He travels into the Tangi Valley to meet representatives of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. (Credits)
Getting Permission to Film (03:20)
Khaja meets Said Rahman, also known as Governor Badri. The Taliban communicates by radio because they do not trust mobile phones. The governor gives Khaja a tour of where the American army outpost "Apache" was located— the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan donated the barbed wire to cemeteries, madrassas, and mosques.
Gateway to Kabul (03:26)
Highway One links Kabul to Kandahar. Badri describes the Taliban shooting down the Chinook in the area, killing 38. In the Tangi Valley, the Taliban moves freely without checkpoints and American helicopters do not attack unless provoked.
Logar Province Under Attack (02:26)
A father escorts his wounded daughter to the hospital funded by a Swedish charity. Civilians blame the Americans and the Afghan national army in the region, not the Taliban. Abdul Bari describes the victims that arrived last night.
Necessary to Bomb Roads (03:39)
Governor Badri explains that westerners do not want Afghanistan to become an Islamic government. At Abu Hanifa School, male students learn math and science, but all teaching is rooted in the Muslim religion. Principal Mohammad Salem explains that there are no girl's schools in the vicinity or plans to build one.
Banned Television (02:45)
Sharia law banned dancing and music, but the ice cream seller still plays music to alert his customers. Governor Badri mediates a dispute over land. He explains that democracy is not Islamic.
Different World (02:57)
A two-year-old child begs the cameraman not to take his gun. Governor Badri describes regular meetings with Mullah Omar. Rahman claims American Special Forces regularly try to assassinate him and believes whenever he turns on his mobile phone, drones attack.
Captured Weapons (03:30)
Civilians describe how they feel about Taliban control. The Taliban parades their military forces before Khaja, warning their soldiers to cover their faces and spread out. Commander Inteqam explains that all their weapons were captured and the Taliban now uses technology to aid their attacks.
Afghan National Army (03:35)
Most of the army's forces are centralized in and around Kabul. Soldiers desert, become addicted to drugs, and experience corruption. Mohammad Zahir Azimi and Mirwais Taraki explain that the army controls all of Afghanistan and the Taliban will never win.
Credits: Inside the Taliban (00:34)
Credits: Inside the Taliban
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