Afghanistan is located in the western part of South Asia and is about the size of Texas and it lies between Iran and Pakistan.

Afghanistan is located in the western part of South Asia and is about the size of Texas and it lies between Iran and Pakistan.

Afghanistan is located in the western part of South Asia and is about the size of Texas and it lies between Iran and Pakistan. The population consists of 26,000,000, mostly poor and illiterate people. In 1978, a new leader named Taraki came into power. The Afghani people were not very happy with Taraki. In June 1978, Afghan guerrilla movement started, also known as the Mujahideen. In 1979, Taraki was killed and a new leader Hafizullah Amin came to power. In that same year, Hafizullah Amin was executed and Babrak Karmal took office. In December of 1979, Russia invaded Afghanistan. The US supplied the Mujahideen with weapons during the war between the Soviet Union and the Soviet Union lost the war. Life in Afghanistan is not very great. You have a short and harsh life. The average age you live to is no older then 50. The Taliban is very strict and religious. Afghanistan started to change when US troops went in. The Afghani’s have not heard music or send their girls to school until now. The Taliban is a movement of Islamic fundamentalists that came from religious schools in Pakistan. During the Afghanistan’s fight against the Soviet occupation in the 1980’s. The CIA trained the majority of the Taliban fighters. After the civil war took over Afghanistan in the early 90’s the Taliban overwhelmed it’s enemies and took power in late 1996. The Taliban was recognized in three countries in the world. Osama bin Laden moved to Afghanistan around this time and the Taliban welcomed him back as a guest to fight against the killing of Afghan Muslims by the Soviet Union. The Taliban rejected the US demands to hand over bin Laden in 1998. Osama bin Laden sought to destroy the Islamic world since 1990. He wants to destroy it because he believes that the American culture, U.S. Military bases, state of Israel, and the Arab govt influences have corrupted and degraded the Islamic world. Osama bin Laden believes that the Americans a…


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