Afghan Civil War (1978-present)
The war in Afghanistan began on 27 April 1978, when the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) took power in a military coup, known as the Saur Revolution. Most of Afghanistan subsequently ex...
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Congratulations, You're The New Taliban Leader -- Here's What To Expect
Congratulations Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada. You've been elected by the central Shura of the Taliban as the movement's new Emir, just the third since it was founded. Here's what you can expect in th...
Taliban Leader Mullah Mansour Killed In Airstrike, Taliban Source Says
Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour died in an airstrike in Pakistan, sources within al Qaeda and the Taliban, reached through an intermediary by CNN, confirmed.
Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park
At least 69 people, some celebrating Easter, are killed by a blast in the Pakistani city of Lahore, officials say, as a Taliban faction claims the attack.
Afghan response to hospital bombing is muted, even sympathetic
The changed tone comes as Afghan leaders growing increasingly anxious over next year’s U.S. withdrawal.
Sources Say Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Dead On Afghanistan
A spokesman for the Afghan president said Wednesday that the government had confirmed news that has circulated widely as a rumor in the region for at least two years: that Mullah Mohammed Omar, the o...
Taliban Muslims Sexually Abusing Young Boys Being Trained To Be Suicide Bombers
Taliban molestation of boys, once rarely discussed in Afghanistan and Pakistan, is now becoming a more common topic of conversation. Nematullah, a former would-be suicide bomber, told Afghanistan’s N...
Saur Revolution
The Saur Revolution (Dari: إنقلاب ثور Pashto: د ثور انقلاب‎) (also written Sawr Revolution) is the name given to the communist People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) takeover of pol...
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Soviet war in Afghanistan
The Soviet war in Afghanistan lasted over nine years from December 1979 to February 1989. Part of the Cold War, it was fought between Soviet-led Afghan forces against multi-national insurgen...
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Civil war in Afghanistan (1989-1992)
The 1989 to 1992 phase of the Afghan Civil War began after the Soviet Union withdrew from Afghanistan, leaving the Afghan communist government to fend for itself against the Mujahideen. After several ...
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Civil war in Afghanistan (1992-1996)
The 1992 to 1996 phase of the conflict in Afghanistan (1978–present) began after the resignation of the communist President Mohammad Najibullah. The post-communist Islamic State of Afghanistan was est...
Civil war in Afghanistan (1996-2001)
In 1996 the Taliban captured the Afghan capital Kabul and established the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The Islamic State of Afghanistan government remained the internationally recognized government...
Civil war in Afghanistan (1996-2001) - Wikipedia
United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan
The Afghan Northern Alliance, officially known as the United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan (Persian: ‏جبهه متحد اسلامی ملی برای نجات افغانستان‎ Jabha-yi Muttahid-i Islāmi-yi Mil...
United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan - Wikipedia
Taliban
The Taliban (Pashto: طالبان‎ ṭālibān "students"), alternately spelled Taleban, is an Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan. It spread throughout Afghanistan and formed a g...
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Presidency of Hamid Karzai
The Karzai administration was the internationally recognised government of Afghanistan under President Hamid Karzai, who became the head of state of Afghanistan in December 2001, after the Taliban gov...
Presidency of Hamid Karzai - Wikipedia
Taliban insurgency
The Taliban insurgency began shortly after the group's fall from power following the 2001 War in Afghanistan. The Taliban forces are fighting against the Afghan government, led by President Hamid Karz...
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Congratulations, You're The New Taliban Leader -- Here's What To Expect
Congratulations Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada. You've been elected by the central Shura of the Taliban as the movement's new Emir, just the third since it was founded. Here's what you can expect in th...
Afghan response to hospital bombing is muted, even sympathetic
The changed tone comes as Afghan leaders growing increasingly anxious over next year’s U.S. withdrawal.
Operation Anaconda
Operation Anaconda took place in early March 2002 in which the United States armed forces and CIA Paramilitary Officers, working with allied Afghan military forces, and other allies, attempted to des...
Operation Anaconda - Wikipedia
Taliban conscription
During the Taliban administration of Afghanistan (1996–2001) there was an extensive, varied conscription program.
Prior to the collapse of their regime the Taliban made widespread use of conscript...
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Afghan presidential election, 2009
Presidential elections were held in Afghanistan on 20 August 2009. The election resulted in victory for incumbent Hamid Karzai, who won 49.67% of the vote, while his main rival Abdullah Abdullah finis...
Afghan presidential election, 2009 - Wikipedia
CIA activities in Afghanistan
Since the 1970s, the CIA has engaged in multiple operations in Afghanistan.
The CIA National Foreign Assessment Center completed work on a report entitled "Afghanistan: Ethnic Divergence and Dissi...
2010 Badakhshan massacre
On 5 August 2010, ten members of International Assistance Mission (IAM) Nuristan Eye Camp team were killed in Kuran wa Munjan District of Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan. The team was attacked as i...
2011 NATO attack in Pakistan
The 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan (also known as the Salala incident, Salala attack or 26/11 attacks), was a border skirmish that occurred when US-led NATO forces engaged Pakistani security forces at t...
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Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP; Urdu: تحریک طالبان پاکستان; "Taliban Movement of Pakistan"), alternatively referred to as the Pakistani Taliban, is an umbrella organization of various Islamist militan...
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2005 in Afghanistan
The following lists events that happened during 2005 in Afghanistan.
In February 2005, U.S. Senator John McCain called for the establishment of permanent U.S. military bases in Afghanistan, saying...
Badaber Uprising
The Badaber uprising (26 - 27 April 1985, Badaber, Pakistan) was an armed rebellion by Soviet and Afghan prisoners of war who were being held at the Badaber fortress near Peshawar, Pakistan. The priso...
Badaber Uprising - Wikipedia
Mujahideen
Mujahideen (Arabic: المجاهدين‎) is the plural form of mujahid (Arabic: مجاهد‎), the term for one engaged in Jihad.In English usage, it refers to the guerrilla type military outfits...
Death of Osama bin Laden
Osama bin Laden, the founder and head of the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda, was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, shortly after 1:00 am PKT (20:00 UTC, May 1) by United States Navy SEALs of t...
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