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In 2016 Forbes Listed Taliban as 5th Richest Terrorist Organization, From Where Does Taliban Gets Money?

The Taliban of 2021 doesn't look ridiculous or like rag pickers, instead, the Taliban's weapons look brand new and shiny, their combat vehicles are modern and sophisticated.

In 2016 Forbes Listed Taliban as 5th Richest Terrorist Organization, From Where Does Taliban Gets Money?

Sentinel Digital Desk

NEW DELHI: While the world watches in horror, the Taliban has captured Afghanistan in part by part.

The plight of the people of Afghanistan is because of the poor and ineffective government of Afghanistan and the US government who have left the Afghanis at the mercy of the Taliban terrorist forces.

In 2016, Forbes listed the Taliban as the fifth richest terrorist organization in the list of Top Ten Terror Organisation. It had an annual turnover of USD 400 million.

How Taliban with a force of around 75,000 fighters is paying for its campaign across the country?

In 2017-18 it reportedly got 500 million from foreign sources, mostly from the Middle East.

In 2019-20, a NATO Confidential Report obtained by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty pegged the Taliban annual turnover to be at USD 1.6 billion – a 4 times increase since the Forbes report in 2016.

It reportedly earned from Mining: $464 million, Drugs: $416 million, Foreign Donations: $240 million, Export: $240 million, Taxes: $160 million (Protection/Extortion money) and Real Estate: $80 million.

Meanwhile, the Taliban of 2021 doesn't look ridiculous or like rag pickers, instead, Taliban weapons look brand new and shiny, their combat vehicles are modern, the clothes worn by Taliban fighters are clean and new. to resemble; Her neat outfit is already seen in a completely different design from the old-fashioned dress.

The Taliban fighters now seem disciplined. In Afghanistan, they are moving forward with a strategy to take over the regime. However, the question is why they are not happy, their organization has immense wealth.

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