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The Taliban in Afghanistan

The Taliban in Afghanistan

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  1. The Taliban in Afghanistan

  2. Islamic Extremism • 1980: USSR invades Afghanistan fearing Islamic extremists • Guerilla group called the Mujahideen fights the Soviet Army, has financial support of US • 1990: Soviets pull out of Afghanistan – US stops sending money • Extremist Islamic group the Taliban began fight other groups for control of Afghanistan • 1996: Taliban win & rule the country as a theocracy with a very strict interpretation of Islamic Law • Many lose rights & freedoms, especially women • Women faced public beatings if they did not wear the burqa • Citizens faced public executions for violating Taliban law

  3. US Invades Afghanistan • Bin Laden had declared a jihad (holy war) against the United States • A friend of the Taliban was Osama bin Laden • Taliban allow Bin Laden to train his Al-Qaeda organization in Afghanistan • CIA chief George Tenent warns of possible Al-Qaeda attack, no one listens • After 9/11 the US demanded the Taliban turn over Bin Laden, they refuse • 2002: US invades Afghanistan to remove the Taliban and find Bin Laden • US removes Taliban, puts their enemies Northern Alliance in power • New govt. is struggling, Taliban is making a comeback