Taliban Launch Wave of Attacks in Afghan Kandahar<br />By Paige Janac<br />
Afghanistan<br />Afghanistan Population: 29.1 million<br />Capital: Kabul<br />Area: 652,225 sq km (251,773 sq miles)<br /...
Taliban<br />Emerged following the withdraw of Soviet troops from Afghanistan<br />Ruling government until driven from pow...
Kandahar<br />2nd largest city in Afghanistan<br />Place of significant fighting between Taliban and US forces<br />Birthp...
Attack on Kandahar<br />Taliban launched an attack on provincial governor’s compound<br />Followed by gunfire from nearby ...
Attack on Kandahar<br />Part of Taliban’s Spring offensive<br />Caused panic across the city<br />President Hamid Karzazi ...
Attack on Kandahar<br />Taliban claim attack wasn’t done in retaliation for death of Osama Bin Laden<br />Government has r...
Future Implications<br />Attack may force United States to send more troops to Afghanistan<br />May inspire future attacks...
Work Cited<br />“Afghanistan country profile.” BBC. BBC, 15 Mar. 2011. Web. 8 May 2011. <http://news.bbc.co.uk/‌2/‌hi/‌sou...
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Current Events Kandahar

  1. 1. Taliban Launch Wave of Attacks in Afghan Kandahar<br />By Paige Janac<br />
  2. 2. Afghanistan<br />Afghanistan Population: 29.1 million<br />Capital: Kabul<br />Area: 652,225 sq km (251,773 sq miles)<br />Major Religion: Islam<br />Government: Islamic Republic<br />President: Hamid Karzai<br />
  3. 3. Taliban<br />Emerged following the withdraw of Soviet troops from Afghanistan<br />Ruling government until driven from power by USA<br />Regrouped in Afghanistan and Pakistan<br />
  4. 4. Kandahar<br />2nd largest city in Afghanistan<br />Place of significant fighting between Taliban and US forces<br />Birthplace of Taliban<br />Jailbreak in Kandahar prison led by Taliban leaders<br />
  5. 5. Attack on Kandahar<br />Taliban launched an attack on provincial governor’s compound<br />Followed by gunfire from nearby shopping center<br />Six suicide bombers detonated car bombs at several government targets <br />
  6. 6. Attack on Kandahar<br />Part of Taliban’s Spring offensive<br />Caused panic across the city<br />President Hamid Karzazi believes attack is an attempt to avenge Osama Bin Laden<br />
  7. 7. Attack on Kandahar<br />Taliban claim attack wasn’t done in retaliation for death of Osama Bin Laden<br />Government has recaptured parts of Kandahar<br />Escaped prisoners from Kandahar prison aided attack<br />
  8. 8. Future Implications<br />Attack may force United States to send more troops to Afghanistan<br />May inspire future attacks by Taliban and be the start of Taliban’s attempt to regain power<br />Taliban may attempt future prison breaks<br />Calls into question the effectiveness and security of Kandahar prisons<br />
  9. 9. Work Cited<br />“Afghanistan country profile.” BBC. BBC, 15 Mar. 2011. Web. 8 May 2011. <http://news.bbc.co.uk/‌2/‌hi/‌south_asia/‌country_profiles/‌1162668.stm>.<br />“Afghanistan: Kandahar Taliban attackers ‘defeated.’” BBC. BBC, 8 May 2011. Web. 8 May 2011. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/‌news/‌world-south-asia-13325855>.<br />Boone, Jon. “Taliban launch multi-pronged attack on city of Kandahar.” guardian.co.uk The Observer. Guardian News and Media Limited, 8 May 2011. Web. 8 May 2011. <http://www.guardian.co.uk/‌world/‌2011/‌may/‌08/‌taliban-launch-attack-kandahar-city>.<br />Sameem, Ismail. “Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghanistan’s Kandahar.” Reuters. Thomson Reuters, 7 May 2011. Web. 8 May 2011. <http://www.reuters.com/‌article/‌2011/‌05/‌07/‌us-afghanistan-violence-idUSTRE7460Q020110507>.<br />“Who are the Taliban?” BBC. BBC, 1 Oct. 2010. Web. 8 May 2011. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/‌news/‌world-south-asia-11451718>.<br />
  10. 10. THANK YOU :D<br />
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