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S. 2770: A bill to require the Secretary of State to designate the Taliban as a foreign terrorist organization.

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They’re foreign, they’re terrorists, they’re an organization — but should they be officially labeled a “foreign terrorist organization”?


The Taliban is the brutal fundamentalist Islamic governing body that ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until late 2001. They were swept out by U.S. and international forces which invaded following the September 11 attacks, since they had provided harbor and shelter for al-Qaeda, the terrorist group behind the attacks.

In August 2021, coinciding with U.S. forces withdrawal from the country after two decades, the Taliban completed their two-decade efforts to retake control of the country. So many Afghans tried to escape in response that the nation’s main airport in Kabul was overrun, with some even plummeting to their deaths after attempting to hold onto airplanes’ wings or tires after being initially denied …

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Tom Cotton

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Arkansas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021
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Sep 21, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Sep 21, 2021

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Sep 21, 2021

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