Taliban likely to ‘dial down’ inflammatory language amid Afghan economy ‘on its knees’

CNN Senior International Correspondent Sam Kiley says the Taliban will probably dial down their inflammatory language in the coming weeks as they increasingly attempt to reach out to other countries for trade and aid.

"You’ve got half a million people there possibly on the move internally displaced," he said.

"Half a million people UN fear may head to the borders, you’ve got many millions of children suffering from all sorts of levels of malnutrition and an economy on its knees.

"So they are in general trying to moderate their public language and of course all eyes are on their actual behaviour as well."