What makes Afghanistan unique?
It is a landlocked country in South Asia. Its capital and largest city is Kabul. Pashto and Dari are its official languages. Afghanistan is famous for its pomegranates in Asia.
What Afghanistan called now?
Formal Name: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (Dowlat-e Eslami-ye-Afghanestan). Short Form: Afghanistan. Term for Citizen(s): Afghan(s). Capital: Kabul.
Why did Russia invade Afghanistan in the 1980s?
On December 24, 1979, the Soviet Union invades Afghanistan, under the pretext of upholding the Soviet-Afghan Friendship Treaty of 1978. Resistance fighters, called mujahidin, saw the Christian or atheist Soviets controlling Afghanistan as a defilement of Islam as well as of their traditional culture.
Are UK troops still in Afghanistan?
The Ministry of Defence in London maintained “the UK remains committed to Afghanistan and will continue working as part of the international coalition to support the country’s government through our diplomacy, development and counter terrorism work.
What was the situation in Afghanistan in 1980?
February 1980. Anti-Soviet feeling among the Afghans rises to a high pitch, when a general strike and violent demonstrations are staged against the Soviet presence in Kabul and other major cities. The mass uprising is quelled as Afghan armed forces and Communist militia inflict heavy casualties on the demonstrators.
What’s the history of the people of Afghanistan?
HISTORY OF AFGHANISTAN including An Afghan nation, Dost Mohammed, Two Anglo-Afghan Wars, Abdurrahman Khan, Zahir Shar and Daud Khan, Reform and reaction, Soviet occupation, Civil war, The Taliban, War against al-Qaeda, A new start? Search the whole site List of subjects | Sources | Feedback HISTORY OF AFGHANISTAN
When did the United States go to war in Afghanistan?
The War in Afghanistan (2001–present) is the continuous incumbent war in Afghanistan, where the main conflict consists of Afghan Army troops, backed by additional United States troops, fighting against insurgents of the Taliban, and later also ISIS. NATO has also been involved in this war.
What was life like in Afghanistan in the 1970s?
Afghanistan 1970s And Now – Before the U.S. invasion, before the Russian war, before the Marxist revolution, Afghanistan was a very different country than the one that exists today. We understand your need for information. However news today, is more opinion and less information. NFY seeks to tackle this problem.