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Terrorism Makes A Comeback In Afghanistan

President Obama has ordered 21,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan to counter the Taliban resurgence. After U.S.-led forces ousted al-Qaida and the Taliban regime following the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, the extremists moved back in force, stepping up attacks against civilians beginning in 2005-06 and threatening the stability of the central government in Kabul.

 

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President Obama has ordered 21,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan to counter the Taliban resurgence. After U.S.-led forces ousted al-Qaida and the Taliban regime following the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, the extremists moved back in force, stepping up attacks against civilians beginning in 2005-06 and threatening the stability of the central government in Kabul.

Sources: U.S. National Counterterrorism Center database of terrorism incidents against civilians/noncombatants in Afghanistan from 2004 to '08, not including violent acts stemming from criminal activity, rioting or tribal warfare.

Credits: Robert Benincasa and Nelson Hsu/NPR



   
   
   
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