The Challenges of Understanding Taliban Finance

How much money does the Taliban have? While it’s (understandably) difficult to get a clear picture of a terrorist group’s finances, we have the means to make educated guesses about the Taliban’s financial situation. One of these is gathering financial information from the Taliban itself through financial documents, captured operatives, and pocket litter. Through these three methods, we can estimate they likely earn more than 5 million USD yearly — the amount they pay their fighters annually. Read full article here

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