Military Climate in Afghanistan

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Military Climate in Afghanistan

The Taliban began to control Afghanistan in 1996. Prior to their reign, the nation was full of war. Different factions fought for control because they each had different plans for the nation. Taliban control ended in 2001 when the United States invaded Afghanistan for aiding al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, the group responsible for the attack on September 11th, 2001.Laub, Zachary. "The Taliban in Afghanistan." Council on Foreign Relations. Council on Foreign Relations,25 Feb. 2014. Web. 26 May 2014. .

These Taliban soldiers pictured are on a hillside just west of Kabul."Taliban - TIME - News, pictures, quotes, archive." N.p., n.d. Web. 2 June 2014. .

What is the military like in Afghanistan?

Military Climate in Afghanistan

The Afghanistan that is known today has been in a state of constant change since the 1970s. After WWII, Afghanistan fell under Soviet Control. In 1979, war broke out between Soviet forces and the indepedence seeking Mujahideen forces. Most of Afghanistan has been torn apart by all the war it has witnessed.

Here is a link to a website that lists causualties of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Kabul has always been a major hot-spot for military conflict. Being the capital of the country, forces have always had an objective to control the city. Other major hot-spots in Afghanistan include Camp Dwyer, Combat Outpost Zerok, and the Sangin District.

It is not uncommon for young boys to fight for the Taliban. Some members of the organization are as young as 12 years old.


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