Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Landlocked country located in central Asia. It borders Pakistan to the south and East, Iran to the West, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the North, and the people’s Republic of China to the Northeast through the Wakhan Corridor. Has been ravaged by wars over the years.
The Taliban regime came to power in September 1996 and in 2001 were accused by the United States of providing support and protection to the terrorists who carried out the attacks of 11 September 2001. On October 7, 2001, the United States began bombing the civilian population of Afghanistan following the doctrine of George W. Bush’s “preventive war”. At present there are still US troops supported by smaller and smaller forces from other countries in Afghanistan.
The UN has warned about the growing violence in the country and Wikileaks has published thousands of secret documents demonstrating the violence and abuses perpetrated by troops who were supposed to guarantee security in the country.
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