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By Michael Burgan

ISBN-10: 1604723491

ISBN-13: 9781604723496

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But in 2008, over 2 million refugees still lived in Iran and Pakistan. Many had been born in those countries, where their families have lived for 20 years or more. 2000 Indo-Iranians settle in Afghanistan. 330 Greek general Alexander the Great takes over Persian Empire, including Afghanistan. ca. 135 Kushans settle in the region and begin to build an empire. AD 651 Arabs conquer Afghanistan and introduce the religion of Islam. ca. 1220 The Mongols begin their conquest of Central Asia, including Afghanistan.

Mullah Omar refused. Over the next few years, most countries refused to deal with the Afghanistan government. 31 COUNTRIES IN CRISIS LIFE UNDER THE TALIBAN They opposed its harsh rule and THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS support of terrorism. The countries On the morning of September 11, hoped to force the Taliban to turn 2001, Americans watched with over bin Laden and shut down the horror as two airplanes flew into terrorist camps. Still, the Taliban the Twin Towers of New York City’s ignored these demands.

S. 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.

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