The War in Afghanistan was a conflict that took place from 2001 to 2021 in Afghanistan. It started when the United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan and toppled the Taliban-ruled Islamic Emirate. The war ended with the Taliban regaining power after a 19 years and 8 months insurgency against allied NATO and Afghan Armed Forces.
Further information: 2021 Taliban offensive. The Taliban insurgency intensified considerably in 2021, as US armed forces completed their withdrawal from the country by September. On 30 April, a bombing in Puli Alam killed about 30 people. On 8 May, the bombing of a secondary school in west Kabul killed about 45 people.
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The war started when the US invaded Afghanistan in 2001. The US and its allies forced the Taliban and Al-Qaeda to hide. In December 2001, the US and its allies founded a new government for Afghanistan. Its president was Hamid Karzai. By February 2002, 5,000 soldiers from ISAF (or International Security Assistance Force) were in Afghanistan. That military force was led by United States. ISAF's soldiers were on loan from the militaries of NATO countries and allied countries. In 2012 ISAF was at its maximum: 130,000 soldiers (in Afghanistan). In 2004 Hamid Karzai started as the first president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Even though the Taliban had lost power, they formed a "shadow government". Taliban insurgents, or fighters, controlled many parts of Afghanistan, and enforced their own laws. Osama bin Ladenwas killed in Pakistan, May 2011. British troops left Afghanistan in 2015, after 5 years of training the Afghanistan police to deal with threats from the Taliban. After...
More than 15,000 Coalition soldiers were wounded: 6,773 US, 3,954 UK, 1,500 Canadianand over 2,500 other Coalition soldiers. 5,500 Afghan army soldiers and 200 Northern Alliance militants were killed in this war. 378 US civilian contractors were killed and 7,224.Taliban fighters in 2021.ISAF soldiers on loan from the Romanian Land Forces between Kandahar and Kabulin 2003A soldier of the Afghan National Army in Kandahar Provincein 2008ISAF soldiers on loan from the Czech Republic's army in Logar Provincein 2009
- 7 October 2001 – 30 August 2021, Operation Enduring Freedom: 7 October 2001 – 28 December 2014, Operation Freedom's Sentinel: 1 January 2015 – 15 August 2021
- Taliban victory, Establishment of the Panjshir resistance and start of the Panjshir conflict, Taliban states aim to form all-inclusive government under the banner of the re-established Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
The War in Afghanistan ( 2001–present) refers tae the intervention bi NATO an allied forces in the Afghan poleetical struggle, follaein the terrorist attacks o September 11, 2001, tae dismantle the al-Qaeda terrorist organisation an tae remove frae pouer the Taliban govrenment, which at the time controlled 90% o Afghanistan an hostit al-Qaeda leadership.
- 7 October 2001 – present, (19 years, 10 months and 3 weeks)
Jan 30, 2017 · The War in Afghanistan (or the US War in Afghanistan or the Afghanistan War), code named Operation Enduring Freedom (2001–14) and Operation Freedom's Sentinel (2015–present), followed the United States invasion of Afghanistan of 7 October 2001, when the United States of America and its allies successfully drove the Taliban from power in order to deny al-Qaeda a safe base of operations in Afghanistan.
The Afghanistan conflict ( Pashto: دافغانستان جنګونه ; Persian: جنگ های افغانستان ) is a series of wars fought in Afghanistan from 1978 through to the present day. Afghanistan has been in a continuous state of civil war since the Soviet invasion in 1979.
- 27 April 1978 – present, (43 years and 4 months)
- Ongoing, Communist coup (1978), Uprisings against the PDPA government, Soviet invasion (1979), Soviet withdrawal (1989), Collapse of the PDPA government (1992), Establishment of the Islamic State of Afghanistan (1992), Inter-factional fighting, Taliban uprising (1994), Establishment of the Taliban government (1996), Resistance to the Taliban government by the United Front, NATO invasion (2001), Taliban insurgency, Taliban–ISIL conflict in Afghanistan, United States withdrawal (2021), 2021 Taliban offensive culminating in Fall of Kabul, Overthrow of NATO-backed Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on 15 August 2021, Reinstatement of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Anti-Taliban forces relocate to Panjshir and start of the Panjshir conflict, The Panjshir conflict is halted with both sides agreeing on a ceasefire and to continue talks
Aug 30, 2021 · → more in Category:Coalition forces in the War in Afghanistan (2001-present) US and Afghan military personel at Forwarding Operation Base in 2008 Ghazni PRT delivering medical care in 2008