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shura (plural shuras)
- (Islam) A body that provides counsel to a leader
2007 January 5, Carlotta Gall, “Taliban Leader Promises More Afghan War”, New York Times:
- “The leadership, resistance and shura are all based here in Afghanistan.”
2009 March 11, Carlotta Gall, “As U.S. Weighs Taliban Negotiations, Afghans Are Already Talking”, New York Times:
- […] Mullah Bradar […] is said to reside in the Pakistan port city of Karachi, where many members of the Quetta shura have taken refuge, according to Afghan officials.