Afghanistan Conflict

Timeline created by KierasITS
  • Invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union

    The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan to support the communist regime against the Mujahideen rebels.
  • The US begin supplying the Mujahideen with weaponry

    The U.S. began supplying the Mujahideen with weapons such as; stinger missiles enabling them to shoot down Soviet helicopter gunships.
  • Soviets anounce the departutre of the last Soviet troops

    Over 1 million Afghans and 13 thousand Soviet troops were killed during the Soviet war in Afghanistan; Civil war continues as the Mujahideen attempt to overthrow President Najibullah.
  • Fall of the Najibullah regime

    Afghan political parties agreed on a peace and powersharing agreement; the Peshawar Accords. Which created the Islamic State of Afghanistan appointed an intermin government to rule the state for a transitional period.
  • Taliban seized control of Kabul

    Introduced versions of Islamic Law.
  • Mohammad Najibullah killed by Taliban

    Mohammad Najibullah was taken from a UN compound located in Kabul by Taliban. He was then beaten and tortured before being brutally murdered and hung in Aryana Square in Kabul.
  • The 9/11 Attacks

  • U.S. and British forces begin airstrikes in Afghanistan

    Result of the Taliban's refusal to hand over Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden who was blamed for the 9/11 attacks.
  • Hamid Karzai elected by grand council as head of state

    Hamid Karzai elected head of state for intermn government in Afghanistan.
  • NATO deployed troops to Kabul for peacekeeping mission

    NATO deployed some 11,000 troops while the U.S. has more than 10,000 troups fighting in Afghanistan.
  • Karzai wins Presidential elections of the Islamic Repiblic of Afghanistan

    President Hamid Karzai is elected the first President of Afghanistan since the Taliba regime.
  • U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan increase

    Shortly after president Barrack Obama's inauguration U.S. troops in Afghanistan are increased to 36,000. NATO forces increase to 32.000.
  • Osama Bin Laden Killed

    U.S. President Barrack Obama announces that the leader of terrorist group Al Qaeda has been killed.