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Shown: Commander Kalakub with Central Group insurgents in Baghlan province, northern Afghanistan.

Behind Taliban Lines

February 23, 2010 / 55m

Season 2010: Episode 13


This past fall, an Afghan video journalist negotiated extraordinary access to a part of the country that has quietly reverted back to Taliban control. For close to two weeks, the journalist traveled a region that he found was now largely under control of the Taliban “shadow” government. He also tracked members of an insurgent cell working with members of Al Qaeda on a mission to sabotage a major U.S./NATO supply route. As the new U.S. strategy focuses on the south and eastern parts of the country, this film opens up a window onto a potential new front in the north, and sheds an important light on who’s fighting the U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and why. [Explore more stories on the original website for Behind Taliban Lines.]