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The History Of The Afghan War

The Afghan War is the internal conflict that started in 1978 between anti-communist Islamic guerrillas and the communist government in Afghanistan at the time, aided by Soviet troops, leading to the government being overthrown in 1992. On a broader perspective, the term also refers to military activity in Afghanistan post-1992, but other than the Afghanistan War that ended in 2014, a U.S-led invasion was launched in response to the 9/11 attacks in 2001. In the light of this broader definition, several analysts consider the Afghan War to have lasted through the 21st century and overlap with the U.S-led Afghanistan War.

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