- "There are a few here and there."
- —John Sheppard
The Taliban are a group of extremists from Afghanistan. Major John Sheppard has made several missions in stopping their operation in Afghanistan. In one such incident, he and Captain Lyle Holland were taken under fire by a group of them, when Sheppard attempted a rescue. The Taliban may have also been responsible for launching an RPG into Dex and Mitch's helicopter, killing them both. (ATL: "Home", "Phantoms")