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By Michael Burgan

ISBN-10: 1604723491

ISBN-13: 9781604723496

Offers the most up-tp-date info at the humans, tradition, And Conflicts Of Afghanistan. Maps, images, And different textual content good points support To help realizing.

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Girls were still less likely to be allowed to go to schools. Many families still chose the person their daughters would marry. Women wearing burkas register to vote in Kandahar in 2004. 37 COUNTRIES IN CRISIS THE VIOLENCE CONTINUES The violence got even worse in 2007. About 5,000 people were killed that year, the most since 2001. The Taliban took control of several towns. S. soldier stands guard while other troops search a bike shop. NATO forces often look for people who might support the Taliban or al-Qaeda.

And allied troops still in Afghanistan. 2008 The United States sends more troops to Afghanistan, as violence continues. 65 million sq. 52 million mobile (2006) Internet users (2006): 535,000 7 privately-owned stations) TV stations: 20 stations (1 state-run station, Newspapers: several daily papers and two weeklies Radio: Radio Afghanistan—state-run, 3 private stations/networks Airports: 46 (only 12 with paved runways) Railroads: almost none Roads: 21,612 miles (34,782 km) MILITARY Branches: Army, air force Service: military service at age 22 for a 4-year term 45 GLOSSARY allies (AL-ize): friendly countries that will support each other militarily Anglo (AN-glow): relating to the English or English-speaking people archaeologists (ar kee OL uh gists): scientists who study the remains left behind by ancient peoples Buddhism (BOO-diz-uhm): a religion founded in India more than 2,500 years ago that is widely practiced in parts of Asia.

S. Afghanistan. The bombing raids destroyed Taliban missiles and airfields. Within a few weeks, the Northern Alliance was moving A little more than a month after the United States began bombing Afghanistan, these Taliban troops surrender. The Taliban had already lost control of Kabul and other major cities. money led some Pashtun tribes to and to build a united country. turn against the Taliban. In early Foreign governments sent December 2001, Mullah Omar billions of dollars in aid to help surrendered.

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