What led up to the War in Afghanistan?

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In History
  • Mar 1st, 1000

    Christianity and Islam become Rivals

    Christianity and Islam become Rivals
    Christianity and Islam have always been closely compared due to the fact that both their beliefs are very similar. They can both be traced back in history to about 1300 years ago from constant violence. (This was in the year 30 A.D.)
  • May 7th, 1096

    The Crusades Begin

    The Crusades Begin
    The Crusades were a series of wars in the middle ages between Islamic and Christian peoples. They were fought over Jerusalem, also known as the Holy Land since Jesus had apparently walked and was born there.
  • May 7th, 1270

    The Crusades End

    The Crusades End
    The Crusades were a series of wars in the middle ages between Islamic and Christian peoples. They were fought over Jerusalem, also known as the Holy Land since Jesus had apparently walked and was born there.
  • Taliban Vs. Mujahideen

    Taliban Vs. Mujahideen
    The Taliban were, before they were called Taliban (or Al Qaeda), Afghanistan troupes and civilians who were forced to defend themselves from constant attacks by Mujahideen warlords and groups. They were backed by Pakistan’s ISI and were supplied with US weapons by the CIA thus causing their rise to power in Afghanistan.
  • Taliban gains Political Power in Afghanistan

    Taliban gains Political Power in Afghanistan
    After seizing power and defeating the Mujahideen, the Taliban were able to gain power in Afghanistan. They also soon spread to Pakistan in which many prohibitions, or Sharia Law, were made for men and especially women.
  • The 9/11 Martyr Attacks

    The 9/11 Martyr Attacks
    These series of attacks by Taliban Martyrs occurred when three American Flights were hijacked by multiple martyrs in an attempt to destroy the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. The Twin Towers, or the World Trade Center, were destroyed in a matter of minutes while the Pentagon was damaged severely.
  • The US Assault on the Taliban in Afghanistan Begins

    The US Assault on the Taliban in Afghanistan Begins
    1) Occurred in response to the 9/11 attacks; War on Terror
    2) Initial fighting completed quickly; Insurgents still on the loose
    i. Occurred and finished within a few months of the remaining 2001-2002 year
  • Period:
    Jan 1st, 1096
    to
    Aug 10th, 1270

    The Crusades

    The Crusades were a series of wars in the middle ages between Islamic and Christian peoples. They were fought over Jerusalem, also known as the Holy Land since Jesus had apparently walked and was born there.
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    The Taliban vs The MujaHideen

    The Taliban were, before they were called Taliban (or Al Qaeda), Afghanistan troupes and civilians who were forced to defend themselves from constant attacks by Mujahideen warlords and groups. They were backed by Pakistan’s ISI and were supplied with US weapons by the CIA thus causing their rise to power in Afghanistan.
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    War in the Middle East

    -Insurgents used Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s) and suicide bombings
    -Led to the hunting down of the leader: Osama Bin Laden
    -US bombed out possible Al Qaeda hideouts and eventually found Saddam, but Osama still on the loose
    -Insurgents began Illegal drug production and smuggling
    -Less than 100 Al Qaeda members were on the loose in Afghanistan (2008)
    -All Taliban-Al Qaeda ties were severed from the war (2008)