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Afghanistan Timeline of Conflicts
8 months ago
Darius 1 Of Babylonia
Alexander the Great of Macedonia
Arab armies sweep into Afghan territory
Genghis Khan's Mongol armies
Birth of Ahmad Shah Durrani, first Emir of Afghanistan
First Anglo-Afghan War
Second Anglo-Afghan War
Third Anglo Afghan War
Daud is overthrown and killed in a leftist coup
Soviet Union sends in troops
America, Saudi Arabia and Gulf states provide money and arms to the Mujahideen resistance.
US begins supplying sophisticated Stinger missiles allowing the Mujahideen to shoot down Soviet helicopters.
Strict Islamic Taliban movement arises in reaction to civil anarchy
Taliban take Kabul and impose strict social laws
America fires cruise missiles at suspected camps of Osama bin Laden
US help Northern Alliance topple Taliban
British troops move to Helmand and face daily fire fights against Taliban
Barack Obama agrees surge of 30,000 more American troops.
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