The War in Afghanistan Rhus Taus The War in Afghanistan The Taliban Rhys Taus, KaileyRappaport Alejandra Cambochi
Basic Timeline of the Afghan War
Mujahedeen A rebel gorilla army supported by the US in the first Afghan War. Would later form the basis for the Taliban
Pakistan Pakistan is the country in which the Taliban formed from the mujahedeen.
Afghanistan The location of the current war, home of the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Is predominantly Muslim.
Islamic Radicalism What people in the US see as the main group causing terror. These radical Muslims despise America causing the American people to harbor a deep disliking to them A group of Muslim radicals
Taliban The Taliban is a military group often known for Islamic radicalism Formed on the Pakistan border then took control of Afghanistan. Taliban Presence Taliban translates to students
Taliban and Al Qaeda The Taliban Allow Al Qaeda to train in Afghanistan Al Qaeda is a terrorist group based in Afghanistan The Taliban supports Al Qaeda by allowing them to train and live inside the borders of Afghanistan Al Qaeda’s head Saddam Hussein hid in the Afghan mountains to avoid capture
Cave networks The cave networks serve as hiding points and bases for Al Qaeda. These caves are hard to attack because Al Qaeda operatives can disappear. Dark, hidden, hiding place…
Terrorism Terrorism is… The use of violence and threat to intimidate an opponent especially for political reasons
9-11 9-11 was an attack on the US by Al Qaeda. It created a massive aggression towards Afghanistan. President Bush responded by asking Afghanistan to remove the Al Qaeda bases. Starts the campaign for the War on Terror Twin Towers
War on terror The fight to stop world wide terrorism. The war in Afghanistan is part of the War on Terror The War on Terror takes place mostly in the Middle East