An article in Breitbart news shows that the Taliban might have been down for awhile, but they are not out. In fact, they seem to be competing with ISIS more and more over the last year. The Taliban is now threatening US president Donald Trump and demanding that the US leave Afghanistan. It is unlikely that the Taliban represents a major threat the the USA, but they are still a force of occasional terrorist attacks in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Taliban is a loosely organized group of terrorists that support the same ideology. It was be difficult to completely destroy something that has the potential for unlimited membership. Any given person that supports its ideology can become a self proclaimed member and lead a cell of terrorists in any given area.
Taliban Threatens Trump: Get Out of Afghanistan