history of Afghanistan

  • Independent

    Afghanistan became independent
  • Tribal Problems

    Capital of Afghanistan transferred from Kandahar to Kabul because of tribal opposition.
  • Mother Russia

    Soviets launched an invasion of Afghanistan
  • no more motherland

    Soviet withdrawal
  • Civil War

    Islamic rebellion - in-fighting between rebel groups
  • Overthrow

    A group of Islamic students calling itself the Taliban seized control of Kabul
  • Trouble brewing

    Taliban terrorists - al-Qaeda members - attacked New York's World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon
  • Bombs away

    The Taliban refused to turn over Bin Laden and the U.S. and its allies began daily air strikes against Afghan military installations
  • freedom

    New constitution introduced