Conflict in Afghanistan: A Historical Encyclopedia (Roots of by Frank A. Clements

By Frank A. Clements

A entire A–Z examine of the background of clash in Afghanistan from 1747 to the present.

• Over forty illustrations, together with the Buddha statues at Bamyan, Kabul; Afghanistan's tough terrain; Taliban and Mujahideen opponents; and Soviet troops

• specified maps, together with the humanitarian state of affairs in September 2001, provinces and significant cities, ethnolinguistic teams within the zone, and the border with Pakistan

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Yet many Iranians believe that AFGHAN-PAKISTANI RELATIONS 11 ties between Iran and Afghanistan could lead to economic growth and improved living standards and might serve as a bridge that could eventually bring Iran and the United States together. See also Civil War; Guardians of the Islamic Revolution; Herat Province; Human Rights Violations; Isma’il Khan; Mazar-i Sharif; Refugee Problem; Shi’a Mujahideen Groups; Victory Organization References Ahady, Anwar-ul-Haq. 1998. ” In Fundamentalism Reborn?

The Afghan government repeatedly tried to buy weapons from the United States, but these efforts were rebuffed, and in 1955, Prime Minister Muhammad Daud turned to the Soviet 6 AFGHAN-GERMAN RELATIONS Union for assistance. 4 million, which was used to modernize the army, but this arrangement resulted in Afghanistan becoming dependent on Soviet supplies and expertise, with nearly 4,000 Afghan personnel going to the USSR for training. At the time of the Saur Revolt of April 1978, which brought the Communists to power, the Afghan army comprised infantry divisions, mechanized forces, paratroops, commandos, and artillery brigades and was actively involved in the coup against President Muhammad Daud.

2 million addicts, which greatly alarms the Iranian regime. Attempts to combat the drug trade are costing Iran about $800 million a year, and a number of security personnel have been killed by drug smugglers, who are well armed and well organized. The war against drugs has been escalating, with confrontations taking place in the border regions. On 27 March 1999, a number of drug traffickers were killed by Iranian police in eastern Iran, and on 12 July 1999, the border was sealed in an endeavor to halt the trade.

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