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Taliban fighters take control of the Afghan presidential palace in Kabul on Sunday after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country. Zabi Karimi/AP hide caption

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Here's What The Taliban's Leadership Looks Like In 2021

It's been two decades since the Taliban had full control of Afghanistan. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly spoke to historian Carter Malkasian about who's running the Taliban now — and who's funding them.

Taliban fighters take control of the Afghan presidential palace in Kabul on Sunday after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country. Zabi Karimi/AP hide caption

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Zabi Karimi/AP

Here's What The Taliban's Leadership Looks Like In 2021

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