Americans were among 22 killed in kabul hotel attack, us says it appears that at least three people with us citizenship were among those killed in a 15- hour taliban assault in afghanistan by mujib mashal and jawad sukhanyar jan 23, 2018. Down in the fertile flatlands, i could see rows of the armoured behemoths britain bought to protect its troops in afghanistan from roadside bombs, painted the colour of desert sand and crowded around the maintenance sheds of a military base there was a roar from the road below and the squeak of tank. Although the conventional wisdom is that the spate of insider attacks in afghanistan comes from personal grievances of afghan soliders, these attacks have become the preferred war-fighting tactic of the taliban. As fighting continued between taliban and government forces in afghanistan in 2016, thousands of civilians were killed and injured in insurgent suicide and ied attacks the taliban claimed responsibility for many of these, but groups affiliating themselves with the islamic state (also known as isis) claimed several. There are many other questions that have been, and should be, asked about this war, but in this essay, i focus on only one: did the 9/11 attacks justify the war in afghanistan this question has thus far been considered off-limits, not to be raised in polite company, and certainly not in the mainstream media.
Following the september 11th attack on new york city and the pentagon, the bush administration delivered an ultimatum to the taliban leadership in afghanistan, demanding that they either hand over saudi-born dissident osama bin laden, or face attack by the united states bin laden had been living in afghanistan as a. Airpower played a critical role in the soviet occupation by providing the platforms for bombardment, chemical attack, aerial mining, troop insertion, fire support and resupply the failure of the russian-trained and supplied afghan army to eliminate the growing muslim insurgency led soviet operational planners to embrace. The us air force has dropped one of its largest non-nuclear bombs ever built on an isis tunnel network in afghanistan. To blow up an islamic state tunnel complex in eastern afghanistan, the united states has dropped one of its most powerful non-nuclear bombs — the massive ordnance air blast bomb, or moab, a 21,000-pound munition packing an explosive punch larger than almost anything else in the us conventional.
The taliban have claimed responsibility for a car bombing in kabul that left at least 31 people dead, as the islamist fundamentalist group ratchets up an offensive across afghanistan. The war in afghanistan began in 2001 after the september 11 attacks united states and nato coalition forces attacked taliban and al qaeda forces as of 2014, united states personnel are withdrawing from the country, ending over a decade of fighting.
In the aftermath of the 2008 indian embassy bombing in kabul, the afghan foreign ministry quoted india as a brother country and the relationship between the two as one which no enemy can hamper relations between afghanistan and india received a major boost in 2011 with the signing of a strategic partnership. In a poor neighborhood of kabul, a suicide bomber slipped inside a shiite cultural center and blew himself up as people fled, more bombs went off outside at least 41 people died, and more than 80 are wounded the taliban denied involvement while the islamic state group claimed responsibility.
I was in statistics class on the second floor of the bayat building, listening carefully to the lecture, when we heard gunfire close to campus growing up in afghanistan, we think of gunfire as routine our professor continued his lecture seconds later, an ear-blasting bomb shook the building and shattered the window glass. The invasion of afghanistan was supported throughout the world while the invasion of iraq was greatly opposed the united states was justified and supported in invading afghanistan, as they were pressed to retaliate for the september 11th attacks however, their invasion of iraq was not justified and not supported.