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The War In Afghanistan

Afghanistan has been an important country since 500 BC both in culture, heritage and traditions and has been always an important country for its strategic positions. Afghanistan literally means “The land of the Afghans “and this country has been common migration route for many invaders since the ancient times. But in recent times, Afghanistan has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. In recent times, Afghanistan have been creating buzz due to insurgencies all over the country, terrorism, rise of the Taliban and taking control of the political power of the country and issuing Fatwas. Afghan Taliban- an Islamic terrorist group had also threatened the whole world including the United States to be beware of their terrorist attacks and they fulfilled their threat when a group of Taliban extremist demolished the World Trade center resulting in deaths of many innocent people in the year 2001 which resulted in the last nail to their coffin. After this incident, USA openly waged war against Afghanistan.

Since the year 2001, Afghanistan had witnesses long 13 bloody years of war primarily waged by the United States in response to the terrorist attack of the Taliban and their leader Osama Bin Laden. Initially, American President George Bush demanded the Afghanistan Govt. to hand over Osama Bin Laden to them and expel the extremist group Al-Qaeda from the country but the country’s Govt. failed to do so and as a result faced the wrath of the United States. In the year 2004, United States Army finally defeated the Taliban but couldn't expel them but established democracy in Afghanistan and through general election and Karzai was elected as the President. But, United States didn't removed their armies from Afghanistan which in turn created civil war within the country. Furthermore, when the United States decided to make Afghanistan its base for hunting down Osama Bin Laden, the war situation in the country became more worse and the innocent residents and also many U.S army men also died and suffered. Finally, U.S Navy seal hunted down Osama Bin Laden in the year 2013 from Abbottabad, Pakistan. The U.S.Navy seal flew to kill Laden from their airbase in Afghanistan. It was after this incident, The United States finally declared to end all the wars in Afghanistan and withdraw their armies but still maintain their base camps.

Hence, finally, after almost 13 years of war and terrorism somehow there’s been a small amount of peace restored in Afghanistan though continuous Taliban attacks are still been reported.