16 Aug 2021

Taliban is ‘not the same Taliban as the past’, says author Abdullah Anas


We spoke to Abdullah Anas. He’s a former mujahideen, who fought alongside Osama bin Laden against the Russians, but split with him when bin Laden formed Al-Qaeda.

He knows many of Afghanistan’s leaders, including those inside the Taliban, and over the years has worked to bring about dialogue between them.

He’s written a book about his time in Afghanistan called To The Mountains.

We began by asking him if the Taliban has changed.