This story is too long after many criticisms in Afghanistan, Now command again coming in Taliban’s Hand.
I will make the story short add only important incidents those more to know about this country.
Soviet timeline: 24 Dec 1979 – 15 Feb 1989
the Soviet Union invades Afghanistan, under the pretext of upholding the Soviet-Afghan Friendship Treaty of 1978.
Societ Union coming with a massive military airlift into Kabul, involving an estimated 280 transport aircraft and three divisions of almost 8,500 men each. He captured Kabul. The mujahidin employed guerrilla tactics against the Soviets.
Why they failed: The fighters used whatever weapons they could grab from the Soviets or were given by the United States against the soviet union. mujahidin to shoot down Soviet planes and helicopters on a regular basis.
End of Soviet Era: Finally, Soviet Union has decided with time to get out. in 1988. Soviet forces started withdrawing and finally, The last Soviet soldier crossed back across the border on February 15, 1989.
USA Entry: An Al-Qaeda and Taliban Nexus
USA entry in Afghanistan on October 15, 1999, against An Al-Qaeda and Taliban Nexus.
September 11, 2001 Terrorists Strike the United States
Al-Qaeda operatives hijack four commercial airliners, crashing them into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, DC. A fourth plane crashes in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. three thousand people die in the attacks.
President George W. Bush vows to “win the war against terrorism,” and later zeros in on al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan.
USA Strike against Terrorists: October 7, 2001
U.S. airstrikes on al-Qaeda and Taliban forces are assisted by a partnership of about one thousand U.S. special forces, the Northern Alliance, and ethnic Pashtun anti-Taliban forces.
Osama bin Laden Killed: May 1, 2011
On May 1, 2011, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, responsible for the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington, is killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan.
President Obama Announces Troop Drawdown: A New American Strategy
U.S.and Taliban Sign Deal on Path to Peace(Doha, Qatar): February 29, 2020
U.S. troops in Afghanistan and includes guarantees from the Taliban that the country will not be used for terrorist activities.
President Biden Decides on Complete U.S. Withdrawal: April 14, 2021
President Biden announces that the United States will not meet the deadline set under the U.S.-Taliban agreement to withdraw all troops.
“It’s time to end America’s longest war” 20 Year
Afghan Government Collapses as the Taliban Takes Afghanistan: August 31, 2021
Death in this war:
Soviet Era – 15,000 Soviet soldiers and about 35,000 were wounded
Afghanistan(Soviet Era)- About two million
USA attack including World trade center – 2,996
USA soldier and service member- More than 2,400
Afghanistan(USA Era)- 241,000 people have been killed 71,000 of those killed have been civilians
The story will be continued when a new incident coming…
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