THE WORLDPOST
09/27/2011 07:37 am ET Updated Nov 26, 2011

Afghanistan: Taliban Timeline (PHOTOS)

On September 27, 1996, the bodies of former Afghan president Mohammed Najibullah and his brother Ahmadzai swung from a traffic post in a busy Kabul road. The men were beaten, executed and hung by Taliban fighters, their bodies dragged behind a car throughout the city.

That day, Taliban forces seized Kabul from the famous Afghan military chief Ahmad Shah Massoud and his troops, a victory that would mark the start of years of Taliban rule in Kabul and large parts of Afghanistan. Learn more about the history of the Taliban organization, its leaders and its fight against foreign troops in Afghanistan the timeline below:

PHOTO GALLERY
HuffPost
BEFORE YOU GO
Recent History Of Afghanistan
PHOTO GALLERY
Recent History Of Afghanistan